Martin Whelan


Martin Whelan is a native New Yorker who at age 25, launched himself into the business by opening a deli in Queens, closely followed by a pizzeria. In 1992, he succeeded his father as owner of Maggie's Place in Midtown Manhattan and by 1995, Martin and 2 friends had opened Trinity in Floral Park, Long Island. Martin’s next step was to partner with his brother Mark in 1999 on a new concept, St. Andrew's in the Theatre District.

Whelan went on to open Stout NYC, located across the street from Madison Square Garden and the success of the venture enabled him to quickly grow the company. In the years since, he has opened a succession of many highly acclaimed establishments such as The Half Pint, Amity Hall, Feile, The Longroom, One Mile House, Stout FiDi and his group is currently working on a new Stout near Grand Central Station. Martin is also involved in the "new" Dylan Prime in Tribeca, The Wick and The Well, and the soon to open El Cortez both in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Martin is on the Board of the 34th St. Partnership and is a member of the Visitors Committee of the Prospect Park Alliance. Previously, Martin was the Vice President of the United Restaurant and Tavern Owners and was instrumental in merging that storied organization with the NYC Hospitality Alliance.

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