The as-yet-unnamed restaurant, owned by a trio of New York City pub and restaurant owners, is taking the place of the former Stage Deli on Seventh Avenue near West 54th Street. The famed restaurant served its last triple-decker sandwich in December after 75 years of head-to-head competition with Carnegie Deli just one block north.
"We are putting in a high-end pub and restaurant," one of the restaurant's owners, Sean Fitzpatrick, said as he stood outside Stage Deli's shuttered doors. "A top-class pub and deli."
Fitzpatrick and his partners own McGee's, Oldcastle and The Irish Pub, each mere steps from their new venture, a person familiar with the restaurant deal said. He added that the establishment will be "more restaurant-based" compared to the trio's other pubs.