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Fall Tracking Report: Following the September Openings

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    Fall Tracking Report: Following the September Openings

    Fall is a time for restaurant openings. Lots of them. Restaurateurs will make promises, excite us, with their grand plans. Consider this here the intel you need to keep abreast of it all—and start obsessing at just the right moment.

    Back in the beginning of September, we mapped 20 of the most important fall opening scheduled for a Sept. debut date. Since this is the season for mismanaging expectations, of course many of these restaurants (13 out of 20) did not hit their target. To keep us all on the same page, a brief update on which places are open, which will open soon, and which are indefinitely delayed:

    Opened in Sept:
    508, 9/29/08
    Archipelago, 9/24/08
    Bloomingdale Road, 9/08/08
    Double Crown, 9/15/08
    The Libertine, 9/08/08
    No. 7, 9/08/08
    Porchetta, 9/22/08

    Opening First Half of October:
    The Charles: preview party next Tuesday
    Corton: yesterday
    Ella: opening party yesterday, public opening tonight
    Mr. Jones: partially open now, fully open on the 13th
    Secession: opening party Saturday, officially opens Tuesday

    Indefinitely Delayed:
    10 Downing: inspection delays
    Arcane: keeping quiet
    Bouley: three different workers quoted us three opening dates between next week and November
    Casa La Femme: keeping quiet
    Kefi: construction woes
    La Otra: could be coming soon
    West Branch: awaiting inspection
    The Oak Room: keeping quiet
    · Fall Tracking: Mapping the September Openings [~E~]

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