Happy Ending Reboot on Broome Street Will Debut in 10 Days

Posted on: October 28th, 2014 at 6:03 am by
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A happy ending it wasn’t for the club-lounge at 302 Broome Street. The venue shuttered exactly a year ago, leaving a nightlife monopoly on the block for Louie & Chan and the 303. But there is new life for the space.

Oliver Stumm and the Cafe Select crew are now almost ready to unleash their bar-restaurant into the wilds of the Lower East Side. It’s essentially a reboot concept that carries a somewhat ambiguous “art space” component, and neighbors are already fearing a return to clusterfuck. Word on the street is that the Happy Ending moniker has been retained, and that Travis Bass is no longer part of the equation.

With the change in ownership comes a new look for 302 Broome Street. Build-out has been fast and furious the last month or so, both inside and out. The old Chinese spa awning was deposed last week and replaced with turquois canvas. Plus, the floor-to-ceiling glass exterior was swapped for blue masonry.

Here’s a look inside:

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The new Happy Ending venture was approved by Community Board 3 – as a sale of assets – in the summer of 2013. Liquor license is still pending with the State Liquor Authority.

There is apparently a private event tonight; we’re told the public won’t have access for another ten days.

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