Andre Balazs Trying to Buy the Hotel Chelsea?

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According to "Page Six," the ritzy hotelier — who owns the Standard and the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles — was spotted touring the Hotel Chelsea and meeting "for hours" with management. Balazs's associates already handle the day-to-day running of the legendary celebrity haunt, and the gossip column reports that it wouldn't be the first time he's tried to take it over. [NYP]