Polo Bar Patrons Rejoice!

by Michael Gross Photographed by Courtesy Polo Ralph Lauren
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
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Early on April 4th, Polo Ralph Lauren, the fashion powerhouse, made several announcements of plans aimed at improving the profitability of the public company founded in 1967 by Bronx-born home boy Ralph Lauren, including the closing of its dedicated Polo-brand store at 711 Fifth Avenue.

AVENUE is pleased to reassure its readers that the popular and prestigious Polo Bar Restaurant, with its camel’s hair-coated sentries on East Fifty-fifth Street, next to and a floor below the store is not affected, “will remain open,” in the words of a Polo spokesperson, and will continue serving both its menu of classics and its bold-faced clientele of celebrities, stars, politicians and power players, running the gamut from Rihanna and Charlie Rose to Kellyanne Conway and Hillary Clinton.

On our last visit–a slow night–we dined with Charles Cohen, a producer of the Oscar winning foreign film The Salesman, within sight of Reese Witherspoon and Estee Lauder’s John Demsey. Expect nothing less. As Lauren himself has said, “Style is forever.”


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