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Four Seasons Restaurant’s Jewish Soul

There are several Jewish connections to the relocation story of New York’s legendary Four Seasons restaurant, whose long run in its iconic midtown space will end July 19.

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As The New York Times reported this week, Brazilian-Jewish architect Isay Weinfeld will design the Four Seasons’ new home at 380 Park Avenue; Paul Goldberger, the Times’ former architecture critic and a consultant, recommended him.

The old Four Seasons will become home to a new hotspot from Major Food Group, whose eateries include uber-deli Sadelle’s. And the landlord is real-estate titan Aby Rosen, whose refusal to renew the Four Seasons’ lease sparked an uproar.

Michael Kaminer is a contributing editor at the Forward.

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