Three World Trade Center on the verge of losing two big eateries
The cupboard’s going bare at the Westfield-controlled Three World Trade Center mall, where a major, widely reported restaurant deal has been called off and a second eatery mega-lease might also be dead, The Post has learned.
Plans for a 7,000-square-foot casual dining spot from Will Guidara and chef Daniel Humm, of Eleven Madison Park and The NoMad fame, have been scratched.
Sarah Rosenberg, the rep for Guidara and Humm’s Make It Nice Hospitality Group, said the split between the restaurateurs and landlord Westfield was “totally amicable.”
“Scheduling conflicts in all things led to all parties to go their separate ways,” she said.
Make It Nice has lots on its plate: It recently launched a NoMad in Los Angeles and is also working on a major restaurant complex at the new 425 Park Ave.
Meanwhile, Hawksmoor — an acclaimed steakhouse with seven locations in Britain that was supposed to open a 14,000-square-foot jumbo at Three World Trade last year — is “now looking at a different location uptown,” a source said, “near Park Avenue South.”
Hawksmoor owner Will Becket had postponed a previously announced opening for 2018 at Three World Trade until at least 2019, The Post reported last year.
The retail portion of Three World Trade has about 75,000 square feet. Leases have reportedly been signed with Tiffany, Laduree and several other tenants.
Although Larry Silverstein developed both the Three and Four World Trade Center office towers, all of the complex’s retail space — including in the Santiago Calatrava-designed Oculus — are owned by global mall giant Westfield.
The company recently was sold to Europe’s Unibail-Rodamco for $15.7 billion.
Some storefronts at Westfield’s Trade Center mall remain vacant — nearly two years since its centerpiece, the Oculus, opened with great fanfare.
Reps for both Westfield and for Hawksmoor didn’t respond to requests for comment.
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