Welcome to the dancefloor, 66 Leonard! Eastern Consolidated is shopping around a three-floor retail condominium in Tribeca's Textile Building, a space formerly occupied by celebrity chef Jean-George Vongerichten's restaurant Matsugen and designed by architecture Zen master Richard Meier. The 8,000-square-foot street-level restaurant is on the market for $9 million and includes two floors (underground lairs?!) beneath it. The current Meiered look features "large expanses of sandblasted glass panels, woven stainless steel banquettes and bamboo flooring offset by black leather seating and extensive theatrical lighting," though the new owner will have the option to modify the interior, and/or kick Jean-Georges out of his lease which is for now valid through 2019.
That's not the space's only design cred, either: the architect of the 1901 Beaux Arts building was a fellow named Henry Hardenbergh, who also designed the Plaza Hotel and the Dakota.
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