Thursday, July 30, 2015

Starr to revive Blue Angel

After dithering with other concepts, Stephen Starr now says he'll bring back the old fave at 706 Chestnut St.

Starr to revive Blue Angel

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With the Gallic success that is Parc dancing in his head, Stephen Starr says he will revive the Blue Angel at 706 Chestnut St., which he opened in October 1999 to good notices. He closed it in 2003, citing boredom with the French bistro concept and soft business, and retooled it as Angelina, a pricey, garish Italian, which lasted a hair under two years.

Starr had been kicking around other concepts for the vacant space, including a gastropub and an oyster house called Littleneck.

Starr told me that Blue Angel will open at the end of March with decor that will be "similar" to the original. Not that he has to buy much. When asked, Starr said he stores certain pieces from his closed restaurants in a warehouse.

In other Starr news, he says he's turning the former Washington Square into a "fun" Greek concept (no name yet) to open in April.

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