Windows Vets Plan Eatery
NYC Restaurant to Honor 9/11 Victims
Fifty surviving employees of Windows on the World,
the restaurant atop the World Trade Center destroyed in the
terrorist attacks of 2001, will launch a worker-owned cooperative
restaurant in New York City’s TriBeCa by year’s end. The
as-yet-unnamed eatery at 407 Greenwich St. will serve “American
comfort food” and fine cuisine from the 22 cultures of its
employee-owners. The eatery will host groups of up to 500.
Planned with help from the Restaurant Opportunities Center of
New York, the establishment will honor the 73 colleagues who
perished on Sept. 11.
“The concept is a legacy to the people who died that day,” says
former Windows waiter Fekkak Mamdouh, “but not as a place to come
and cry. Eat and have a good time! Our brothers and sisters would
be happy we’re doing it this way.”