Rubenstein Public Relations Represents Tavern on the Green Auction as Landmark Restaurant Prepares to Close

Guernsey’s (, the three-decade-old auction house, has retained Rubenstein Public Relations to represent its landmark auction on behalf of Tavern on the Green, announced Richard Rubenstein, president of Rubenstein Public Relations ( The agency is generating publicity for an extensive auction of nostalgic, one-of-a-kind pieces from the famed New York City restaurant, as it prepares to permanently shut its doors with its final seating on New Year’s Eve.

Arlan Ettinger, founder and president of Guernsey’s, said: “Although we are saddened that the era of the late Tavern on the Green owner Warner LeRoy is coming to an end, it is comforting to know his vision will live on in the homes and businesses of others. Thousands of extraordinary items including: Baccarat chandeliers, Tiffany stained glass murals and chandeliers, etched glass mirrors, copper weathervanes, silver candelabras, place settings and other treasures from this extraordinary New York City institution will be auctioned to the public on January 13th, 14th and 15th.”

Richard Rubenstein said: “We are focusing on generating national and international media exposure on this historic auction and will be organizing a comprehensive schedule of journalists to tour the site with Guernsey’s president Arlan Ettinger and Kay LeRoy, Warner LeRoy’s widow.”

In advance of the auction, Tavern on the Green was included on Live with Regis and Kelly’s Christmas special, CNN and all over New York City on Taxi TV. Additional pre-auction coverage secured by the agency includes three New York Times articles, as well as feature articles in the New York Post, Associated Press and Crain’s New York Business.

Rubenstein Public Relations has represented Guernsey’s in past auctions, including those pertaining to John F. Kennedy, Elvis Presley, the Jackson Family, Jerry Garcia, John Coltrane, Mickey Mantle and Rosa Parks. For more information visit

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