Brinkley’s Angling to Take Over the Old Milady’s on Prince Street

Posted on: May 4th, 2015 at 5:00 am by
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The Martignetti brothers, predominantly known for operating douchey downtown drinking dens, are apparently targeting hallowed ground for the replacement location of Brinkley’s. None other than the former home of Milady’s, a decades-running bar that shuttered in January 2014.

As first reported last week, team Brinkley’s will appear before Community Board 2 later this month to discuss a “Petition of Removal” in order to leave Little Italy. You see, the Martignettis allegedly want to ditch that “quality of life wrecking crew” reputation and be taken more seriously. To that end, they’re hoping to remove the license from 406 Broome Street and instead park it at 162 Prince. Milady’s.

Brinkley’s will reportedly ditch its Southside counterpart during the move. The pitch headed to CB2 is for the ground level only.

SoHo stalwart Milady’s had been in operation at 162 Prince since as early as the mid-1940s. A blue-collar bar in a now white collar neighborhood. Its closure in 2014 was considered by many as another nail in the coffin of the city; the loss of another “regular” watering hole that served as a local for many. “It was a refuge from a SoHo that has been transformed into a high-priced outdoor shopping mall,” the New York Times wrote at the time.

And now the Brinkley’s boys are moving in.

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