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|Tango01 ||04 May 2019 3:20 p.m. PST|
"The fancy mall in the Time Warner Center known as the Shops at Columbus Circle has a lot to answer for. Its opening, in 2003, may have marked Manhattan's capitulation to a retail landscape ruled by chains rather than independent, homegrown businesses.
For diners, the mall is best known for its eating-and-drinking zone named, with matchless pretentiousness, the Restaurant Collection. This brought us Per Se and Masa, which overnight made the city's other high-end restaurants seem as affordable as Veselka. It was the start of a new class of restaurants where dinner would be priced like a luxury good, with entry-level meals that today cost $300 USD or more. Much more, in Masa's case…"