Thursday, January 04, 2007

New Year new establishment

So we've got another try at the space that used to be a latin club, before that it was a gay club and before that another random club. I use club loosely since i was never actually in any of the past incarnations of the space- but thats what they looked like to me. It's next to the UPS store on Steinway between 28th Ave and 30th Ave. Its called Megaro. No idea what that means.
It looks really weird from the outside- lack of windows...
When they first started the reconstruction of the facade i could have sworn it was going to be a strip club. I mean, come on how many mainstream establishments get rid of their windows? But as i walked by and started running at the mouth to my boyfriend about what it could be, he told me to keep walking and look in the window and find out! Window! Well its a little peek-a-boo window on the door. But there it was. And what i peeped was a very pretty restaurant being set up inside. I mean it could still be a "gentlemen's club" of course, but from the limited view- i didn't see a stage or a pole.
Doesn't look like there is too much left to do, so stay tuned for what it actually opens as.
Have you got any more info on this place? What gives?

4 comments:

megc said...

My research indicates that it is a Greek establishment, a bouzoukia. Apparently, it's a similar kind of place as the newish Athens Live on 36th Avenue. Bouzoukiae in Greece are kind of like nightclubs, where there's live music and tables. Alcohol is served. There's usually a small menu as well. Don't know if there is dancing or not, but it's likely. There may be a Greek-American twist on things, like a larger menu and fancier drinks. I read somewhere that you "do not wear a tshirt to a bouzoukia." So, it's a bit of a fancy place, perhaps even a "see and be seen" kind of place. It will be interesting to see what it turns out to be. Great find, flooz!

floozigrl said...

awesome, i shoulda known you'd be on the case :) thanks for the 411!

floozigrl said...

oooh and the word, Megaro or a version of it means "The main hall or central room of a palace or house, especially of Mycenaean Greece, having a pillared porch and a more or less central hearth."

mia said...

lack of windows due to the dancing and weirdo nyc cabaret laws, perhaps.