Mesa Grill Closes, Gato to Open

BY Amelia Pang TIMESeptember 4, 2013 PRINT

NEW YORK—There were some losses over the long weekend, Bobby Flay’s Mesa Grill on Union Square closed after a 22-year run.

The grill closed due to a rent increase, reported Grub Street. The furniture and panini grills at Southwestern American went up for auction, although the chef still holds hope in re-opening at a new location in Manhattan. 

Flay and business partner Laurence Kretchmer will open Gato early next year at 324 Lafayette Street. It will serve Mediterranean-influenced Spanish dishes.

Amelia Pang
Amelia Pang is a New York-based, award-winning journalist. She covers local news and specializes in long-form, narrative writing. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in journalism and global studies from the New School. Subscribe to her newsletter:
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