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Chef Flynn McGarry Shares What Serving the Dimes Square Set Has Taught Him About Business

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Portrait of Flynn McGarry by Aaron Bengochea. All images courtesy of McGarry and Gem Wine.

Eclectic pottery, wicker baskets, and other one-off antiques fill the intimate Lower Manhattan storefront that used to house Gem, a tasting menu-only spot run by Flynn McGarry in 2018. The young chef recently announced its closure, putting the tchotchkes up for sale to the downtown staple's local fan base. “Come buy some antiques so I can go find more!!” McGarry prodded his nearly 200 thousand followers on Instagram. Attempts were made by a few to reserve fish-themed tableware through the social media app, while others raced onsite to snatch up rare bits of cutlery.

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