Theatre Favorite Bond 45 Restaurant Relocating To Hotel Edison
The building was christened in 1937 as the International Casino, a glamorous annex of the Olympia Theatre complex built by impresario Oscar Hammerstein I.
Three years later it was nicknamed "the cathedral of clothing" and for the next 37 years it housed the Times Square outlet of Bond Clothing Stores, keeping New Yorkers well-dress at their 45th Street location.
More recently, the building's occupants have been keeping New Yorkers well-fed with Italian favorites, especially those looking for pre- and post-theatre drinks and dining.
But this Saturday, January 9th, Bond 45 Restaurant will be serving its last meal while preparing for a relocation across Broadway to a new home on the 46th Street side of the Hotel Edison.
"The new Bond will introduce a wonderful new menu that features many of your favorite meals and a selection of new items including a Lobsteria and a Prosciutteria," says owner Shelly Fireman. "We'll have a Producers' Corner on the main floor and The Patio on the lower level, where you can enjoy our lounge (along with two fireplaces), brunch at all hours and more. You'll feel right at home in our new space which will have the same light fixtures, tiles, banquets, booths, chairs, artwork, and, of course, the name plaques we have been collecting for nearly 20 years."
Broadway scenic designer David Korins (HAMILTON, MISERY) will be helping to provide the new setting.
The new location is planned to begin service this coming spring.