Posted by Mansi
Ok, so I have gossip: after its premature and unfortunate demise, Villa 39 is scheduled for a resurrection soon. The new avatar is helmed not only by Ranbir Batra from Villa 39, but also the Voltaggio brothers of Top Chef fame! The space is currently undergoing an overhaul under the supervision of interior designer Thomas Schoos.
Is this kind of announcement something you guys would like to hear about more often? We're trying to cut down on writing about establishments much before they open, because launch dates usually get delayed and we end up giving them too much coverage. We're all about getting information first, and we have done announcements before, but we're increasingly moving towards information you can use right away: so we'll put out the first review of Smoke House Deli, for instance, but aren't sure if we should do a bigger piece on the Villa 39 scoop. Plus, most times such pieces are completely directed by PR and often too pluggy. Thoughts?
Speaking of Smoke House Deli, I absolutely thought that would be our biggest story this week but the DIY flash mob piece ended up stealing the show (how I wish, wish, wish bpb had been involved in organizing it). But this is the best part of my job, and even Bombay. It takes you by surprise, every time.