You probably don’t know their faces, and you might not know their names, but those are restaurateurs Ken Friedman & April Bloomfield pictured above.
Rumor has it they might be looking for space on the UWS for their next project.
Eater recently posted that Friedman and Bloomfield have abandoned plans to open a wine bar in the West Village due to perceived opposition from Community Board 2. (h/t to @ehegan18 for the link)
What’s of note is that Friendman told Eater “maybe this is a sign we need to open uptown.”
Now, it’s speculation at best, but Eater is already positing that could mean the Upper West Side is on their short-list.
This is far from a sure thing, but it’s nice to know they might be considering opening something in the neighborhood.
Elsewhere, MUW reader Kris reports that Maria Bonita Mexican Restaurant & Steakhouse (2672 Broadway, between 101st & 102nd) has opened. Per Kris:
I think Maria Bonita is open, I heard mariachi on Sunday evening.
UPDATE 5/5/13: Looks like Maria Bonita has shuttered
That’s it — I’m crunched for time again today. Hopefully things will be a little less hectic tomorrow.
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