Update: APL Not Open Yet, Set for Friday

Contrary to our story earlier this week and other published reports, it seems that Orchard Street’s new hotspot APL did not open this weekend after all. A sign on the closed and locked door this evening alerted “future guests” that opening night would be next Friday, May 20.

APL on Orchard Opens Tonight

APL mixologist Jeremy Osslund shows off the "East River" cocktail.

Throughout the last few months as its opening was repeatedly delayed, Orchard Street’s newest hotspot made the news because of the departure of its original chef (Top Chef‘s Camille Becerra, who left for Hotel Chantelle), and because of designer Steve Lewis’ noteworthy decor.

But at last night’s preview of APL, it was all about the drinks.