Remember Adam Melonas, the Ferran Adria acolyte who planned to open a “sensory space” and “laboratory” here? Sounds like it’s off, per his conversation with Feast:
I had an investor, then broke it off with the investor as they started to look like a bad fit with my project. I had a location, then I also decided not to use it as they tried to basically use our friendship to rob me ($1.2 million per year in rent + 50% of my business!). This has all unfolded in the last week.
So Melonas won’t be unpacking his beakers anytime soon, and we’ll just have to keep waiting for José Andrés to open a place up here.