A dream come true for FiDi dwellers. Danny Meyer's Union Square Hospitality Group just announced yesterday that they are planning on opening another Shake Shack, a Blue Smoke and a new, yet-to-be-named fine dining restaurant in Battery Park City in 2011.
From the press release:
"The USHG restaurants will anchor the development at 102 North End Avenue: Blue Smoke will be located on Vesey Street (between North End Avenue and West Street), Shake Shack on Murray Street (Northeast corner of the pedestrian walkway between North End Avenue and West Street; facing the ball field) and the new, yet-to-be-named fine dining restaurant at the Northwest corner of North End Avenue and Murray Street (facing the Battery Park community)."
I'm loving the fact that Shake Shack and Blue Smoke are doing well enough to expand locations, but if it comes at the risk of lower quality food in order to mass produce, I will be a very sad piglet. Stay strong, Shake Shack.