Brinkley’s is Looking to Relocate; Southside Probably Won’t Follow
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While seeking Community Board 3 approval for a Hell Square iteration of Pizza Beach last week, the controversial Martignetti brothers let slip that big changes are in store for Brinkley’s. A game of musical chairs is afoot.
Brinkley’s and its subterranean Southside spawn opened on Broome Street in the fall of 2009, and quickly netted the ire of its Little Italy environs. Now six years later, it appears as though the duo seeks to ditch its sordid reputation in favor of being taken seriously as full-on restaurateurs. Have the club kids grown up?
From what we understand, a plan is underway to “remove” the Brinkley’s license from 406 Broome Street altogether and relocate it to a new ground-floor location elsewhere in the confines of CB2. This undisclosed outpost reportedly has no basement component, so that means Southside probably won’t be making the journey. The Martignetti brothers weren’t at liberty to discuss the address during the aforementioned SLA subcommittee meeting.
In legalese, this maneuver is called a “Petition of Removal,” and it’ll reportedly go before an oft-skeptical CB2 next month.
Brinkley’s and Southside are listed on one liquor license (i.e. both trade names are linked to corporate name). Since the basement club is reportedly sunsetting, the name will need to be removed from the license.
No word just yet on when the current Brinkley’s will cease operations. Our request for comment was not returned.
By the way, Pizza Beach on Orchard Street is a go…