Many of them simply used the café as a meeting place and did not buy anything.
They have complained that there is nowhere to sit because of the matchmaking groups.
Indeed, away from Fox, Smith and Graziano appeared together throughout Manhattan, showing up at fratty bars like the Ainsworth in Chelsea and the Village Pourhouse on 3rd Avenue, to watch football when Penn State or Ole Miss (Smith’s alma mater) were playing.
Still, Smith was concerned about the optics of dating a subordinate.
Both sources say they saw Graziano and Smith together at the bar on multiple occasions, and that they appeared to be romantically involved.
While Smith and Graziano’s boss Roger Ailes, a notorious homophobe, was apparently kept in the dark about the relationship—“higher ups had no idea,” a source close to Graziano said—the pair doesn’t appear to have gone to great lengths to keep the workplace romance from their co-workers.“The people who know the most are [Graziano’s] former coworkers from Fox,” one source told Gawker.