Casa Lever, part of the affluent Sant Ambrius Hospitality Group, just renewed its lease at Lever House, the landmark office tower at 390 Park Avenue, to the long term. The news was cheered by Casa Lever’s regulars, who were horrified when the Milanese-inspired eatery closed in December. ,
But the shutdown was only to prepare for a planned, early summer reopening following an extensive redesign inside and out. It is part of a $100 million redevelopment of the tower by owner Brookfield Properties and Waterman Clark LLC.
Sad-news On the restaurant front, Ruth’s Chris Steak House will close on April 30 after a long run at 148 W. 51st St., according to the New York State Department of Labor. The so-called WARN notice states that the shutdown is due to lease expiration.