Matthew Maddy Responds to Beer Garden Rumor at 168 Elizabeth
In response to our post regarding the new nightlife establishment at 168 Elizabeth Street, owner Matthew Maddy emailed us his side of the story. Apparently the sub-level digs won’t be a beer garden as posited by flyers along the Bowery.
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I’m Matthew Maddy, one of the people working on a small restaurant below the laundromat at 168 Elizabeth. I’m sorry there was a misunderstanding, we have no intention at all to open a beer garden. our only plans for the back yard were for a small Saturday and Sunday brunch. We would never be outside past 5 o’clock. I’m not sure where the rumor started, but i assure you its not true. I’m really sorry for the confusion.
As Eater noted this morning, Maddy is expanding his No. 7 brand to include 168 Elizabeth Street. He also revealed that the restaurant will seat 25. This latest intel notwithstanding, excessive noise remains a primary concern in this area dominated by bars.