(PRWEB) July 18, 2012
Who: La Marina and Manhattan River Group
What: Grand opening with ribbon cutting ceremony by Mayor Michael Bloomberg
La Marina is a New American restaurant, bar, lounge, and event space located in Upper Manhattan just below The Cloisters. This unique space covers 75,000 square feet of Hudson River waterfront with sweeping views of the George Washington Bridge and Palisades. The newly constructed facility includes a full service restaurant, a casual waterfront lounge, and 3 bars (one is connected to the restaurant, a beach bar, and a satellite bar for private events). A marina and launch area will be coming in 2013.
Confirmed Attendees: Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Attorney General Schneiderman, Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, First Deputy Mayor Patti Harris, Councilman Robert Jackson, Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Senator Adriano Espallat, Assemblyman Guillermo Linares, Former Comptroller Bill Thompson
Where: La Marina, 348 Dyckman Street, Manhattan (at the Hudson River)
When: Wednesday, July 18, 2012
Media Check-In: 5:00 PM
Ribbon Cutting: 6:15 PM
Press RSVP Required: Tara Halper, Key Group Worldwide
Email: thalper(at)keygroup(dot)tv, Phone: 917.628.5326
Interviews with the partners and chef are available upon request
Note to Press: In addition to its success as a culinary and nightlife attraction, La Marina is a major employer in Upper Manhattan, having created over 200 jobs and employed many small and family owned businesses in the local Inwood / Washington Heights community. The facility has already had a significant positive impact on the Inwood community and has become a source of pride for one of Manhattan's lowest income neighborhoods.
After five years of development, Manhattan River Group, owned by Alain Chevreux, Fernando Mateo, Chris Villano, Josh Rosen, and Jerald Tenenbaum, has transformed a run-down boat yard and one-time drug den into a spectacular urban reso