Matthew Maddy Responds to Beer Garden Rumor at 168 Elizabeth

Posted on: June 3rd, 2010 at 3:26 pm by

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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Per Maddy:

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.

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