Meatpacking district vet Old Homestead Restaurant has long touted its pre-Revolutionary roots and a staunch belief in four food groups, all of which include beef. Now it seems some of its space is being cut into by a newcomer with a decidedly less steakhouse philosophy. Le Pain Quotidien, of the communal tables and organic loaves, is ticking another Manhattan neighborhood off its list.
The resurrection of the meatpacking district, it seems, is not necessarily a resurrection for its bastions of meat. Le Pain Quotidien, the Brussels-born boulangerie, will take a total of 1,600 square feet at 52 Ninth Avenue.
The eatery was represented by Amira Yunis of Newmark Knight Frank; building owner Chelsea Village Associates was repped by Robert K. Futterman‘s Marc Finkel.