Struck Eatery, a New Start

February 27, 2015 4:35 AM

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Struck Eatery, a New Start

You can call it a cafeteria, but the designers and operator say the revamped dining space at 55 Water St. in Manhattan’s Financial District is far more than the linoleum floors and fluorescent lighting often associated with the term. The area, on the ground floor of the 54-story tower, is divided into comfortable yet upscale Café 55 and a coffee shop done in the style of a French bistro.

“We are trying to go with a more modern, restaurant feel,” said Bruce Hodges Jr., director of management and leasing at the 3.8-million-square-foot building. “We really were trying to get away from the thinking you were in a junior-high cafeteria and more like you were in a restaurant where you can ...

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