Thursday, April 12, 2007

Bungalow 8 to Abandon 27th Street

There has been a lot of Amy Sacco news recently. We don't want to overdo it, but there is just a little bit more. Grab a seat because it's a whopper. Some nocturnal little birdys tell us, "Bungalow 8 will be shutting down on 27th Street and relocating downtown." HOLY MOLY! The 27th Street original and Bunaglow flagship is abandoning its roots, with Sacco leaving the hood for the B&T to run amok. Sounds fun. All kidding asisde, Bungalow 8 was an area pioneer. Accordingly, It seems logical that Sacco made plans to abandon 27th Street before Cain, but kudos to Cain for getting the news out first.

So what does this mean for NYC nightlife's bottom line? By now, it's obvious that 27th Street is officially dead and the the new trend is clear. Downtown baby! With Gold Bar, the Box, 205 and the new Scott Sartiano and Richie Akiva joint opening soon, downtown has its grimy grip firmly wrapped around the neck NYC nightlife, ready to choke those uptown players out of the game forever. That's why Bungalow and Cain are giving up on their original homes, ready to make a move to re-establish their brand names at a new venue. A bold and risky move by any means, but one that had to be done.

If you live above 14th Street, it may be time to call your realtor.

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