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Rumor: EMM Group Closing The General at 199 Bowery

Posted June 16, 2014 at 5:54 am

We are hearing some local chatter that EMM Group is planning to close The General at 199 Bowery. And quite soon, actually. A purported bartender at The General stokes the rumor mill, telling us that “Now [rumors of closure] has become a reality. We were just told by management the restaurant will be closing this week.” […]

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CB3 Committee Approves Mars Bar, Denies EMM Group and The Derby

Last modified May 13, 2014 at 8:17 am

The monthly SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3 transpired last night. As is the case every month, the evening went on forever. Eight agenda items were ogled over for five hours, and then we left. That could be a record, but we’re too tired to actually verify. Meanwhile, here are some notes about the […]

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EMM Group Accepts $25k SLA Plea Deal; Birnbaum Says ‘The Bowery has Been a Disaster’

Last modified April 23, 2014 at 10:33 am

EMM Group got off the hook yesterday with a mere slap on the wrist for its transgressions at 199 Bowery. Spare the rod, spoil the child. A Boogie reader was in attendance and submitted the following dispatch. As predicted, the SLA yesterday accepted EMM Group’s guilty plea on all the charges brought against them at 199 […]

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Miley Cyrus party at Finale crowds the Bowery; Photo: Lara Speier

EMM Group Cops $25K Plea Deal with SLA Regarding Numerous Violations at 199 Bowery

Posted April 17, 2014 at 5:00 am

Mark Birnbaum had much to celebrate when a Finale customer ordered 200 bottles of champagne last weekend. Yet it wasn’t only that the single tab netted at least $60,000; he might actually get away scot free with a slap on the wrist. EMM Group will now pay the piper a fraction of that amount in […]

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Hearings Begin in SLA Suit Against EMM Group and Its Bowery Nightlife Complex

Last modified January 27, 2014 at 8:55 am

EMM Group’s brazen attempt to legitimize their illegal operations at 199 Bowery are seemingly sidelined by the ongoing lawsuit brought by the State liquor Authority. You’ll recall that Mark Birnbaum and Eugene Remm (pka “Bakers Dozen Associates”) submitted an application to the Department of Consumer Affairs for a cabaret license and were set to appear […]

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EMM Group Seeking Cabaret License to Legitimize ‘Finale’ on the Bowery

Last modified January 2, 2014 at 9:08 am

EMM Group will again face its nemesis regarding their year-old mega-complex at 199 Bowery. In just over two weeks, the well-heeled nightlife purveyors will try one more time to legitimize the questionably-legal back room club, Finale. EMM is listed on this month’s docket for the SLA subcommittee of Community Board 3; this time, however, the […]

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Miley Cyrus party at Finale crowds the Bowery; Photo: Lara Speier

SLA Moves to Revoke Liquor License from EMM Group’s Bowery Complex

Posted October 18, 2013 at 5:34 am

It’s been a minute since we put EMM Group under the microscope for Finale, its bait-and-switch club on the Bowery. Let’s have another look, shall we? One need only witness Finale late last Tuesday evening to confirm that the nightspot is indeed a blight on the Bowery. The Miley Cyrus album release party held at […]

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The General Opens Its Garage Doors on the Bowery

Posted April 10, 2013 at 6:40 am

With the warm weather, restaurants are undergoing the annual ritual of deposing storefront vestibules and opening the windows.

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EMM Group’s Nightclub ‘Operations Fee’ Is Probably Illegal

Posted April 1, 2013 at 6:48 am

EMM Group is in the press for all the wrong reasons lately, most notably stemming from their epic missteps at 199 Bowery; it’s a PR nightmare.

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Report: ‘Bowery Lane’ New Basement Club Opening at 199 Bowery

Posted March 29, 2013 at 6:05 am

The Lower Eastpacking newcomers seem to be the proverbial square peg in the hole that is the Bowery.

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