The legion of people obsessed with the New York restaurant scene already know that Graydon Carter has bought Monkey Bar, where Chris Cheung was the chef.
I called Chris. He was at the restaurant.
“We’re cleaning it up for Mr. Carter,” he said. “Everything has actually been shipped off on the trucks.” The whole place will be vacated in the next day or so.
But Chris is still working for the Glazier Group, which sold the restaurant to Carter. Chris said they’re still trying to decide what to do with him — maybe give him a corporate position, although Chris says he’d ultimately like to be back in a restaurant where he can showcase his food.
“It’s a pretty good time to look at all your options, I guess.”
He said company principal Peter Glazier has kept most of the staff on the payroll and is figuring out what to do with them.
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