Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Chelsea Hotel, Collective, Ink 48 and the Nightclub Convention

The Nightlife Report for March 10, 2010
Compiled by
Gamal Hennessy

…I hunt down the nightlife news so you don’t have to…

The Collective
(Urban Daddy)
An anti-bottle haven springs up in the heart of bottle territory.

Coming Soon
Ink 48
(NY Barfly)
Although the rooftop lounge isn’t open yet, Midtown West has a new hotel with a new bar. Maybe you’ll be able to wave to your friends at Hudson Terrace from there…

Chelsea Hotel
(DNA Info)
Operators and local residents are having a hard time agreeing on the application for two new bars inside the historic Chelsea Hotel. At this point, they can’t even agree on a time to meet or agree about what they disagree about, so this project might take a while to develop.

The Nightclub & Bar Convention
(The Las Vegas Sun)
The 25th Annual trade show kicks off in Las Vegas this week amid concerns over falling revenue and increased competition. But the nightlife industry as a whole appears to be thriving there. A local nightlife writer named Jack Colton was quoted as saying “A nightclub in Las Vegas is a lot like a tree growing in a lush tropical forest. Our nightlife operators enjoy relatively lenient alcohol laws in a popular tourist market, providing substantially larger budgets to do everything it takes to consistently be considered the best.” New York is a popular tourist market that can provide substantial budgets to some operators. Could it be that our licensing process or our zoning laws are preventing the local nightlife industry from consistently being considered the best?

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