Machiavelli, the Italian restaurant on 85th and Columbus, will not close after all, as the landlord worked out a deal with the owners, according to Nathalie Delafontaine. “The landlord and I had a last unexpected meeting yesterday and came to an agreement so we will stay open,” she wrote.
The restaurant had sent out a notice this week to customers announcing that it would close on October 27. But just before an opera performance at Machiavelli on Thursday night, the diners got the good news.
“A last minute deal was struck and an announcement was made tonight before a memorable night of opera!” wrote Delafontaine.
She later sent out a message to customers calling it “The Miracle on 85th Street” and announcing a Gatsby-themed Halloween party to celebrate.