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Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Open a Members Membership Referred to as Chez Margaux

Jean-Georges Vongerichten to Open a Members Membership Referred to as Chez Margaux

New York definitely isn’t wanting for members golf equipment. There’s Zero Bond, Casa Cipriani, ZZ’s Membership—the record goes on. However that isn’t stopping a number of the metropolis’s greatest names from stepping into the private-club sport.

The newest is Jean-Georges Vongerichten, who is about to open Chez Margaux someday this yr, Eater New York reported on Wednesday. Throughout 18,000 sq. toes, the members membership will embrace a restaurant serving trendy French delicacies, a lounge with a Japanese-inspired menu, a library, personal eating rooms, and a caviar salon that can flip into the membership Gaux Gaux from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The institution is a collaboration with the developer Michael Cayre, whose household owns the constructing by which Chez Margaux can be situated. (It was the location of Vongerichten’s Spice Market, which closed in 2016). In an electronic mail to Eater, Cayre wrote that the inspirations behind the personal membership embrace “London’s famend nightlife tradition” and “the class of Paris within the Thirties.”

Whereas some members golf equipment goal the crème de la creme by charging hundreds of {dollars} in yearly dues and high-priced initiation charges, Chez Margaux can be on the comparatively reasonably priced facet. These ages 21 to 31 pays $1,800 yearly, with an initiation price of $1,000. And people 32 and older can be charged $2,600 a yr, with $2,000 due up entrance. As soon as inside, all members can be met with the foundations typical of those companies: no images, no use of laptops or iPads, and no ripped denim, baseball hats, sandals, or flip-flops, in keeping with Eater.

There’s not but an official opening date for Chez Margaux, however the members membership marks the start of a brand new journey for the 403 West thirteenth Avenue tackle. After Cayre’s Midtown Equities purchased the constructing in 2015, it sought to deliver an experiential retailer into the fold, Eater famous. Dean & Deluca was hooked up to the mission at one level, as have been Marc Forgione, Larry Forgione, and the Butter Group, which is finest know for 1 Oak. The trio was set to open a restaurant within the area in 2019, but it surely by no means materialized after which the pandemic led to a full pause for the constructing.

Now Vongerichten is returning to his former stomping floor, constructing it into the type of area New Yorkers can’t appear to get sufficient of.

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