by Brendan M. Lynch | November 01, 2004
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.”