Does Lincoln Center Need a Shake Shack?
Monday, January 21, 2013 - 07:00 PM
When the Ollie's Noodle Shop closed earlier this year after a quick-moving fire, Lincoln Center concert-goers lost one of the more affordable dining options in the vicinity of the arts complex.
Now, restauranteur Danny Meyer is eyeing the shuttered space at 1991 Broadway for a potential branch of his Shake Shack burger chain, according to several reports. The 7,500-square-foot storefront is one block north of Alice Tully Hall and around the corner from Merkin Concert Hall on W. 67th Street, giving it a prime pre-theater dining location.
"We look for compelling sites in great neighborhoods," a Shake Shack representative told Gothamist. "We have decided not to comment on any of these rumors, unless we have something concrete to share."
The New York Post reports that Microsoft, Nike, Anthropologie and Patagonia are also considering the space.
Still, with few affordable dining options in the Lincoln Center area, a Shake Shack may be welcomed by some concertgoers.
What dining options do you think are most needed near Lincoln Center? Leave your comments below.