New York, New York – Expansion Course For Hot Eatery

Jan. 31'Ftb. 6,3005 Price: $3.00 MALE EXECS’ RESUMES NOW INCLUDE NOSE JOBS. FACELIFTS. TUCKS  PAGES WABC scores:  Opinion beats out news Page 3 NEW YORK BUSINESS Vol.XW. Nfti ww«.nfwift)rV.buii( New York, New York Expansion course for hot eatery  Megu, the 10-month-old TriBeCa hot spot that has attracted cclcbrity patrons Will Smith, Alicia Keys and Tom Cruise, is expanding its presence in Manhattan with three spinoff eateries.  The restaurant’s owners are scouting locations to open an oyster restaurant called Maimon after the eight establishments with the same name it has in Japan. Company executives plan to open a steakhouse and a seafood restaurant here as well.  The plans come as the second Megu, already under construction in Trump World Tower, readies to open next fall.  Megus president, Hiro Nishida, says that monthly revenues for the TriBeCa Megu have averaged a cool SI million, and Manhattanites dine out more frequently than the suburban consumers in the company's Tokyo home.  Donald Trump's broker, Kim Mogull, is seeking space for the new eateries here as well as in other U.S. cities. “The market is ready to accept our cuisine/' observes Mr. Nishida. Fashioning a sandwich plan  Fashion maven Charles Evans of Evan-Picone is endorsing a business plan these days that has nothing to do with the threads people wear.  The investor in Gramercy area salad-and-sandwich shop Chopt is lending a hand with its strategy for rapid expansion. A new Chopt opened last week at 60 E, 52nd St., and plans are in the works to add a location every six to 12 from his federal campaign fund, for a total of SI.2 million. But campaign finance records show that another $389,828 was removed from his federal account and refunded to the donors, who then wrote new checks for the same amount to his city campaign.  It is not illegal to return donors’ money and ask them to resubmit it to a different account. But inflating the amount of new money raised is a way of overstating rhe campaign’s momentum. If the S389,828 is deducted, Weiner came in third in fond raising during the last reporting period, with 1602,000 in new donations. His revised take leaves him behind Fernando Ferrer, with SI.2 million, and Gifford Miller with SI million.  A Weiner spokesman says the process of going back to supporters to reissue checks is arduous and demonstrates the congressmans fund-raising strength.  Online path to tech repair  Computer crashed? Can’t get e-mail up? Contact ComputerRepair .com.  The Web-based business that dispatches technicians to work- edited by Valerie Block