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."