APL at 146 Orchard Has An Opening Date
When former Paloma chef Camille Becerra jettisoned APL for the greener pastures of Hotel Chantelle, the in-progress eatery at 146 Orchard Street seemed doomed. Although it might still might be, this newest fusion restaurant with Shepard Fairey wallpaper is finally ready to roll. Thrillist brings word this morning that APL will soft open with a sneak-peek preview party on Cinco de Mayo (Thursday), and officially launch on May 12.
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APL has been many months in the making. Almost a year, in fact. Work started last June and attracted plenty of attention in the interim. Especially when actor Adrian Grenier casually showed up. But the year was still wrought with drama and false starts. That’s now in the past, though. In the meantime, signs on the red-skinned glass facade indicate that the restaurant is looking for all staff.