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Due West Opens in the West Village

Due West is joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused restaurants and bars dotting the idyllic cross-section of West 10th and West 4th Streets in the West Village.
In spring 2017, Andrew McLaughlin noticed that the space, which formerly house the Mexican restaurant Diablo Royale, had become available. “When the opportunity presented itself to grab this space, I jumped on it, not necessarily having any aspirations to open a place,” says McLaughlin, who’s lived in the neighborhood for 15 years.
The bar is a collaboration between managing partners McLaughlin, Jess Goldfarb, Camilo Viafara and Joffrey Lupul, a player for the Toronto Maple Leafs. Along with executive chef Adabis Castro, the group brings collective experience from Locanda Verde, Cru, Le Bilboquet and Atrium Dumbo.
“Putting in a concept that complimented all the other great places in the neighborhood was important to us,” he continues. “We wanted to create something complimentary to L’Artusi and Empellón Taqueria — these amazing restaurants where what I always found is, if you go to dinner at L’Artusi, where do you go for great cocktails after? While many of these places are really great, they’re not as welcoming just for coming in for cocktails because of their size or their concepts.”
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