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Grand Central Terminal will get some of its posh back next week. 

The Campbell Apartment, the upscale cocktail lounge that has been closed since last summer, is set to reopen on May 18 — with a bigger footprint and mission. 

All the history that’s going to die with the Campbell Apartment

All the history that’s going to die with the Campbell Apartment

Its new operator, the Gerber Group, is adding a lunch menu, palm trees and a bar area — called the Campbell Palm Court — outside the entrance.

Customers will be able to show up in sneakers, baseball caps and T-shirts as the business-casual dress code has been nixed.

Its former operator, Mark Grossich, was kicked out last year by the landlord, the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Grossich unsuccessfully sued the MTA, alleging that its bidding process was unfair.

Gerber, which operates swanky bars and lounges, is paying a hefty $1.1 million in annual rent.

“When you walk into the space, it doesn’t look different. It has the same walls, 25-foot ceilings, leaded glass windows and fireplace,” said Gerber Group’s Scott Gerber, “but the space is completely refreshed.”

Renamed just “The Campbell” — after the financier John Campbell who used the space as his office in the 1920s — the facility has a bar that can serve up only sandwiches and salads as it lacks a full kitchen.

Story Via: New York Post