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Today we broke the news that Marc Packer, one of the four men that make up the Tao Group, is taking over the Hiro Ballroom at the Maritime Hotel. With piping hot, yet long standing clubs like Lavo and Tao under his belt, this latest venture will not disappoint. Let us introduce you to Packer's work to get an idea of how Hiro might change.
[Jason Strauss, Rich Wolf, Noah Tepperberg, Marc Packer, Louis Abin celebrating Tao's success.] More»
After pioneering the Meatpacking District revolution that transformed the area from a scene of prostitutes and drugs to high-end eateries and boutiques, the acclaimed Matsuri restaurant and Hiro Ballroom in The Maritime Hotel (owned by Sean MacPherson and Eric Goode), will be shuttering its doors at the end of March, the official announcement to employees came today. This means you have three months to say your goodbyes to the spaces which have played host to some of New York's grandest parties and hottest guests for over the last eight years. Which leaves us all wondering, who's next to take over this prime real estate? More»
NYC sees its shares of club and restaurant openings all year long. However Fall Fashion week in particular is not only celebrated as the perfect time to launch your hotspot, it's almost a pre-requisite for an immediate A-list crowd to christen your doors. Tonight, after Karl Lagerfeld finishes toasting the fashion elite at his hot-ticket Chanel dinner, his guest will have to decide between not one but THREE different club openings to finish off their start of Fashion Week revelries.... More»
Tao New York has its work cut out for it if it wants to remain the 4th highest-grossing restaurant in the city. Friendly competition arrives across 58th Street next week with Lavo, an Italian restaurant and Uruguayan nightclub from the folks behind Marquee, Avenue and, well, Tao. And just in time for the frenzied venue roll out season that is Fashion Week. More»
Thursday, December 12
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