A Mad Dash to Points South

A Mad Dash to Points South

July 23, 2014
The New York Times
Over the last four years, the Lamb’s Club has evolved into the Condé Nast canteen. On any given afternoon, you might spot Anna Wintour holding court at her corner table, dining with the CBS chief executive Les Moonves, Tory Burch or Tommy Hilfiger. Nearby, you might find the W editor Stefano Tonchi exchanging a quick handshake with Jason Wu or Michael Kors on his way out. Condé Nast publishers, editors and executives work the dining room every day and bring in as much as “20 percent of our daily breakfast and lunch business,” said David Rabin, an owner of the restaurant on 44th Street.

As the Bon Appétit editor Adam Rapoport said, “That dining room is very much a Condé Nast lunchroom.”

But with Condé Nast’s impending move to the World Trade Center, just how will this scene be replicated in the dreary wilderness that is the Financial District? Easy: Midtown businesses that Condé Nast editors and publishers depend on every day are looking to head south.