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Garden of Ono Lives

Don't call it a comeback, but according to a Little Birdy, "Matt Shendell of Paige Management Group has joined forces with China Grill Management to bring the Garden of ONO back to life as premiere happy hour and weekend destination." We guess this means that the rumored collaboration between Iron Mike Satsky and China Grill never materialized, and that Chodorow and Shendell will look to fill this place with visitors, tourists and weekend warriors who head over to the MePa looking for some action and can't get into 675 Bar. Good times all around. 

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Reader Comments (29)

great, murray hill is taking over the meatpacking, put a fork in the meat-packing, its done.

April 21, 2009 at 11:34AM | Unregistered Commenterfork in it

this is false! i work at Ono, this is a lie. garden is in shut down mode.

April 21, 2009 at 11:36AM | Unregistered Commenterjeff

Perhaps this will be as successful as Shendell's lounge Honey is on 14th Street.
Oh wait... he declared bankruptcy already.

April 21, 2009 at 02:34PM | Unregistered CommenterWait...What?

Let the jackass' have their one area to hang as long as they stay away from NIAGRA!

April 21, 2009 at 03:36PM | Unregistered Commentermeatpackingdiedyearsago

If im not at butter, Im down at 1 oak

April 21, 2009 at 03:54PM | Unregistered Commenterbottles

They wont have ONO to hang at because this is a FALSE Rumor LOL. Call the place and find out...

April 21, 2009 at 04:30PM | Unregistered Commenterrondell

murry hill is invading the mepa LOLOL the mepa is a horrible area to be in, it gives me anxiety just being there.

April 21, 2009 at 05:01PM | Unregistered Commentercash money

matt schendell already sold honey. it is still open/failing as we speak, just new owners.

April 21, 2009 at 05:11PM | Unregistered Commenterword up

I called and they said the garden is opening this friday! maybe it is true

April 21, 2009 at 05:12PM | Unregistered Commenterslindong

wow.. i heard this rumor too.. I am so excited becuase this means that i ahve a place to go during the week besides DUNE..

April 21, 2009 at 06:32PM | Unregistered Commenterlittle birdy

who cares. this place has the worst service ever.

April 21, 2009 at 09:12PM | Unregistered CommenterFor Real

Sounds like a lame attempt at some cheap press for Dune. Perhaps Shendell is concerned about the bottle service clientele this upcoming summer and is reminding people that his overpriced rathole in Southampton is still open for business.

April 21, 2009 at 09:43PM | Unregistered CommenterHmmmm

-Shendell owns DUNE with Noah Teppeberg
-Satskys deal is going thru in the fall
-HONEY was sold after 3 years
-Shendells deal is just for this summer while they finalize Satskys deal

I think it will be a great summer there, as Shendell will run the place right.

Everyone CALM DOWN!!

April 21, 2009 at 10:31PM | Unregistered Commenterthedude

The garden is opening this Saturday and Shendell takes over May 1 thru Sept. I work at the Gansvort and confirmed this today.

April 21, 2009 at 10:32PM | Unregistered Commenterhoodgroup

Satsky is a disaster so why would he ever land this deal! Anyone is better. And evvery club in the hamtpons is a rathole...not just DUNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 21, 2009 at 10:34PM | Unregistered Commenternycnative


This rumor is true. I have just signed a deal with Shendell for Ono Garden 2009.

Yours Truly,

David Jaffee

April 21, 2009 at 11:09PM | Unregistered CommenterDavid Jaffee

What kind of deal did you sign?

April 22, 2009 at 12:35AM | Unregistered Commentersummer09

who cares!!! as long as the garden is open--- it's a great space and im not sure it will be fine

April 22, 2009 at 12:41AM | Unregistered Commenternightowl

I called and they said the garden is opening Saturday.

April 22, 2009 at 08:30AM | Unregistered Commenterwhileout

Everyone needs to get a life! Who cares? Shendell is a nice normal guy who's done well for himself, and he's been around for years. Satsky is a diff crowd and person all together. But stop hating on both! And I saw them getting the garden ready yesterday while walking past gansvort, so I assume this rumor is true

April 22, 2009 at 08:32AM | Unregistered Commenterrunner12




April 22, 2009 at 10:35AM | Unregistered CommenterMGT

Ono Garden's service is TERRIBLE. If Jaffee is there, this place is DOOMED!!

April 23, 2009 at 03:29PM | Unregistered CommenterHarpho

the garden is open sat, as i have a dinner reservation there!!! Lets all be happy its open!

April 23, 2009 at 04:34PM | Unregistered Commenterbootcamp

wow.. what ever is true or not this is great.. if the guys who own DUNE are involved even if just for the summer it is a guarenteed good time.. so lets stop the fighting and all enjoy the summer and this amazing weather we are supposed to have..

April 23, 2009 at 07:18PM | Unregistered Commentersouthend

Why did you guys take down the post about Noah's new place? Because you are afraid of the Jewish Mafia coming to sue you or something?

April 23, 2009 at 07:30PM | Unregistered CommenterYou guys are phony

If DUNE is so fun then why does no one go there anymore but murry hill and guido's LOL. great time. Ha! so wack when the people themselves post things about themself!

April 23, 2009 at 07:57PM | Unregistered Commentergonatham

Ono is nice spot with overpriced drinks and terrible service. Matt may own DUNE but, Noah is the BOSS. This ain't gonna be a Noah spot.

Put your ear to the ground DBTH. Maybe look into who is going to be involved in Hudson Terrace. Sounds to me like that is going to be the spot for the summer.

April 23, 2009 at 11:31PM | Unregistered CommenterWho Cares

Please don't tell me that the losers from Hudson terrace are going to start shilling on here also. If i want to see nonsense about any of there spaces just go to city search. PLEASE don't let them clog up Evey sight with FAKE reviews and announcements about how great all there spaces are. What would be great would be to to hear from any of the 9,450 investors that all believe they own 20% of there spaces. lol that would be interesting.
I swear Im waiting to find out Bernie Madoff is one of the partners!

April 24, 2009 at 11:10PM | Unregistered CommenterLOL

dune was the worst club in the hamptons in '08... period.... fridays at pink saturdays at lily pond all the way... this year may be different but time will tell... as far as ono garden, who cares? no one went there anyway...

May 1, 2009 at 07:19AM | Unregistered Commenterjames goldman

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