For those spending time in the New York area, there is soon to be something new arriving in town. Mark Geragos recently paid $8m for a 12, 960 sq.ft building. Close to 120 years old and located at 256 Fifth Avenue – between 28th and 29th Streets – a new restaurant will open on the ground floor following its renovation. Geragos has hired Michael Santora to modernize and work on the building.
It’ll probably be quite the place (and the restaurant) given Geragos’ profile. This Armenian-American criminal defense attorney has represented quite an array of interesting clients including: the late Michael Jackson; Winona Ryder, Scott Peterson and more. He was also involved in the Whitewater controversy. So he definitely has experience with the weird and wonderful and that’s perfect for New York’s Fifth Avenue.