Waiting for Turbot
“Primary” the new restaurant at the bottom of Greenwich Avenue, has closed. You probably didn’t even have time to notice that it’d opened.
Celebrity chef Graham Elliot’s foray into Greenwich — the restaurant Primary Food & Drink — despite good reviews, closed on Thursday.
Standing outside Primary at 409 Greenwich Ave. Thursday afternoon, manager David Wolvovsky said the eatery “is closed as of today — the issue being, it wasn’t busy. The investors, the landlord pulled the trigger.”
A couple of people I know who worked there described the place as a chaotic, poorly run circus, with no qualified supervision and clueless service workers. That’s not a recipe for success.
733 Lake Avenue
733 Lake Avenue, 7,000 sq. ft., 2 acres, 1994 construction, $4.6 million. The owner paid just $4 million for it in late 2012 (after it had started at $5.385 480 days before), so he did okay here. Looks like he turned the old barn/caretakers quarters into a real guest cottage, so that must have cost some bucks, but certainly not $600,000.
Child poisoner, busted
Communist bureaucrat wants to ban women’s high heels, flats and loafers.
Mikheyev has sent a proposal to the Customs Union which also includes ex-Soviet Belarus and Kazakhstan, suggesting that the Moscow-led group introduce official standards stipulating the height of heels.
“Footwear should have heels that are two to four centimetres high, five centimetres high at the most,” said the proposal, a copy of which was sent to AFP.
“The harmful effects of wearing extremely high heels and flat shoes have now been recognised by experts of the entire world,” said the five-page proposal. “It’s necessary to change this trend.”
And this is different from the nanny state liberals of the US of A how, exactly?
286 Round Hill Road
1,578 days after it was first placed for sale at $5.375 million, after three brokers and numerous price cuts, 286 Round Hill Road, now asking $2.950 million, reports a contingent contract. It’s a 5,000 sq.ft. 1900 carriage house on 3.4 acres, with modest Merritt exposure and great lawns and gardens. I’ve admired this house over the years, but it was never worth $5 million, and pricing it there really hurt its chances. If the final sales price is $2.5, someone will be getting this beautiful house for its land value alone. Nice deal, for the buyer.
Are you my nanny?
Greenwich Police switching to mini-vans. And changing the color scheme to zebra stripes.
“They’re so much more consumer friendly”, newly-appointed GPD spokesman Jay Carney told FWIW. “Kids see us, they think it’s the au pair driving by, so they aren’t scared. The jungle look is reassuring too, and the large Officer Friendly inflatable in the passenger seat really goes a long way in showing us to be the cheerful, smiley guys that we really are.
“A few years ago,” Carney continued, “Peter Tesei encouraged us to resume using the number 54 on one of the cruisers, so that the citizens could have a good chuckle; this is just a continuation of that public relations campaign.”
And coming to Greenwich Avenue ….