Studio B Is Dead, Long Live Poisson Rouge!

December 18, 2008 ·
Filed under: Asshole, Greenpoint Magic 

Anyone want to buy a nightclub? If so, Studio B is for sale. Gothamist wrote:

Things aren’t looking so hot at Brooklyn club Studio B—Grub Street is reporting it’s on the market “for $1 million and a $22,000-per-month rent.” The club, based on Miami’s Studio A, has been hitting roadblocks all along since opening in Greenpoint two years ago. But so far neighbor complaints, stop work orders, Miss Heather, and illegal rooftops haven’t been able to shut the doors for good…until now? Promoter Justine D also shared her departure from the establishment in an email today, explaining: “I’ve been busy making the transition from STUDIO B to an amazing new venue called (LE) POISSON ROUGE.” Currently their calendar runs through the end of January.

There are a couple of points I would like to (kindly) call Gothamist on:

  1. Justine D left Studio B in October.
  2. Studio B has been on the market for some time now (Hey, if an employee at the Mayor’s Office of Special Enforcement knows it was on the block back in August, who doesn’t?)
  3. I know for a fact an event slated for March 2009 at Studio B was axed and moved elsewhere. Hmm…

The previous having been written, I would like to take a moment to post (and savor) this rather snarky and utterly assholic comment from one of Studio B’s hired guns (regarding this post):

Please be advised that the Department of Consumer Affairs issued a Cabaret License for Studio B on September 22, 2008, pursuant to which it is operating. The roof remains closed pending further work and inspection.

Sincerely,
Paul J. Proulx, Attorney for Studio B

Duly noted Paul, although I am disappointed Ken Fisher didn’t email me personally. I hate getting missives from underpaid wipers of other people’s bottoms. But then again I suppose I should expect to get guff from the “B” team (as a citizen and blogger). It doesn’t really matter now anyway, does it? You got your paycheck.

Miss Heather

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