The famed steakhouse, a Brooklyn establishment since 1887, has introduced that it is going to be utilizing celeb wax figures on mortgage from Madame Tussauds to maintain indoor diners safely spaced out in its restaurant amid the pandemic. Effective Friday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo will enable New York City eating places to have a 35-percent occupancy, paving the best way for Peter Luger’s authentic Williamsburg location to roll out the purple carpet to some A-list clientele in hopes of filling empty seats and offering a buffer between precise human company.
The wax figures chosen symbolize some connection to New York City, both actual or fictional. Audrey Hepburn’s Manhattan celebration lady Holly Golightly leans over a bread basket at her desk, whereas Jon Hamm (aka Mad Men‘s Don Draper) holds courtroom with a cocktail on the bar. Two Rockefeller Plaza fixtures — Today‘s Al Roker and Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon — are additionally featured. The former stands on the staircase directing diners upstairs, whereas Fallon patiently sits at a desk, ready to pay his invoice.
The Madame Tussauds figures can be on show till Monday, March 1.
“The restaurant industry is vital to New York City’s economy, and it’s been particularly hard hit this past year,” Daniel Turtel, vp of Peter Luger, says in a press launch. “We’re excited to welcome diners back indoors at 35 percent, and thought this would be a fun, safe way to fill some of the seats that need to remain empty as we continue to fight the pandemic. It has been wonderful working with the fabulous team at Madame Tussauds New York.”
Peter Luger — which has a second location in Great Neck, Long Island — is not the primary restaurant to make use of inanimate figures as a social distancing measure. Last 12 months the Inn at Little Washington in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains made headlines for utilizing mannequins styled in 1940s apparel to pad out its sparsely populated eating room.
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