LA foodie aims to open hip 24-hour diner in West Village

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Restaurateur Michael Della Femina has moved back to New York from LA and is looking to open a new, hip 24-hour diner.

A source said of the plan, “He was all set to open [an outpost of his LA eatery] Croft Alley inside the Royalton Hotel, but the pandemic sidelined the plans… Now looking beyond the pandemic to better days, when restaurants can flourish again… Della Femina plans to open a family-run, upscale 24-hour diner along the lines of the old Florent or Empire Diner.”

He’s been eyeing spaces in the West Village while also developing a TV series, called “Martini Confidential.”

His sons Jack (who runs his own Bravo Toast eateries in the Hamptons and Brooklyn) and William (who’s been a part of Croft Alley) will also be involved in the new diner concept.

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