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‘Queer Eye’ star relaunches shuttered diner as new fast-casual concept

Village Den returns to New York City with nutritious comfort food

Antoni Porowski from the Netflix reality TV series “Queer Eye” partnered with restaurateurs Eric Marx and Lisle Richards of New York City-based hospitality group The Metric to reopen Village Den in Manhattan on Oct. 1. The previous iteration of the restaurant, a West Village diner, had closed in May after 36 years of business.

The trio has breathed new life into the space, reimagining it as an all-day, fast-casual concept with counter service and a health-focused menu for mindful eaters. Take a look inside the new Village Den.

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