"C" you later.
The head of iconic piano maker Steinway & Sons is out at the New York-based company, three years after he helped entice billionaire hedge-fund manager John Paulson into buying the firm for more than $500 million.
Steinway CEO Michael Sweeney's departure last week came four months after the 163-year-old company opened a lavish, and expensive, new Steinway Hall retail and performance space in Midtown Manhattan, which was designed by renowned high-end architect Annabelle Selldorf.
In addition to that 19,000-square-foot space Steinway also said this past spring it was leasing an additional 20,000 square-feet of space in the same building on Sixth Avenue to serve as the company's global headquarters.
A Steinway spokesman would not say if Sweeney, 58, resigned or was forced out of the company, or reveal what led to him leaving.