Just in from New York: Danny Meyer's first restaurant, Union Square Cafe, which was unable to reach agreement on extending its lease into 2016, and had said it would close at the end of December, has found a new home.
Only two blocks north of Union Square, they'll be at East 19th Street and Park Avenue South, in a building now occupied by City Crab. The restaurant will increase considerably in space, but not so much in seats - it'll go from 130 seats to 150. More room for the currently very crowded kitchen staff is the plan.
Good news for eaters. Good news for St. Louisans visiting New York. And, on a personal note, nice to have a place with so many good memories not disappear.