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Tomorrow’s NYC Restaurant Development Summit

New York Retail

What'll be the next "it" neighborhood for eating? Find out tomorrow at 3pm at Bisnow’s first NYC Restaurant Development Summit. We have 17 restaurateurs, policy experts, and brokers talking about NYC's restaurant scene (including permitting, for you food wonks). Grab your ticket!


There are 24,000 places to eat and drink in NYC, says NYC Hospitality Alliance executive director Andrew Rigie, one of our moderators. The regulatory and permitting climate is tough, he says, and a lot of power resides with community boards, which have a say in liquor license approvals. You’ll have a better shot if you work with brokers who know the neighborhoods and experts who know permitting. One spot that seems welcoming, he says, considering the number of residential units coming online, is Downtown Brooklyn. To help, Andrew's trade org launched the Hospitality Realty Report to showcase available restaurant spaces.