Coronavirus Fells Fat Radish on Orchard Street
The Fat Radish is done for. Another victim of the pandemic.
Eater broke the news Friday evening, reporting that the decision from ownership came as a result of the COVID-19 shutdown.
The owners – Phil Winser and Natalie Freihon – confirmed that the Orchard Street restaurant doesn’t have enough space to accommodate outdoor dining. And with uncertainty around timetable for a return to indoor dining in New York City, the decision was made to throw in the towel.
“It is with a heavy heart that we have to say goodbye, but this really allows us to have a moment of celebration,” Winser told Eater. “The Fat Radish was such a big part of New York City, and we feel very lucky that we get to continue it for a little bit.”
Silkstone, the hospitality company by Phil Winser and Ben Towill, opened the veggie-focused Fat Radish way back in 2010. Natalie Freihon joined the business seven years later, a veteran of Soho House, Freemans, and the former Peels on the Bowery.