‘Brigitte’ Closes for Renovations After Barely a Year on Canal Street

Posted on: July 25th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

September 2017

Brigitte hasn’t been open lately.

According to its website, “something great is happening” at Brigitte, and that requires a temporary closure for token “construction.” Yep, renovations after less than a year on the block is certainly not a good sign for the business.

The French nightspot at the corner of Ludlow and Canal Streets opened in September 2017 after two years of plodding and buildout. Brigitte took the torch from Skal, and out-of-the-gate called itself a Brazilian-French “hidden gem” located in “probably the last area with an edgy feel in Manhattan.” (It harkens back to the time of Les Enfants Terribles.)

Then, three months later, Brigitte finagled a rare approval from Community Board 3 to install a basement club on the Ludlow Street front. The feat owed largely to a surprising deal with the SPaCE Block Association, which is usually against such applications (and reportedly caused infighting amongst members).

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