[Daniel Koch gets the champagne tower started. Photo via STEVEN EKEROVICH]
Last week we chronicled the Saturday brunch scene in Manhattan that has been exploding down in the meatpacking district. And now we apparently have the numbers to prove it. A tipster says that the Merkato 55 operation revenues have been on the trajectory of a champagne cork flying through the air (pre apex).
Having expanded to the second floor, they have been pulling in roughly 75k in revenue
More story below: Supposing these guys can knock it out of the park 40 Saturdays of the 52 that exist in a year, their revenues might very well be (40 * 75,000 = 3,000,000) three million. Wow! Now if we go back to a single day, and divide total daily revenue by minutes (75,000 / 300 = 250) they are making approximately $250 a minute, or opening a bottle of Rose every minute. Wow! Way to go Koch Brothers.