Happy Ending

Party Boy Omar Hernandez Eyes Broome Street for New Club

Last modified September 4, 2019 at 1:42 pm

Like its predecessor, it was no happy ending for Better Days at 302 Broome Street. The nightclub recently shuttered after less than two years on the block. Oliver Stumm is apparently out, but the party will go on. Nightlife celebrity magnet Omar Hernandez is returning to the fray exactly one year from the closure of […]

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Tri-level Sushi Clubstaurant ‘Juku’ Takes on Chinatown

Posted November 30, 2017 at 5:08 am

Le Baron is now officially succeeded by Juku, a multilevel Japanese small-plates establishment that debuted earlier this week. Its ascension was mired in local controversy, owed in large part to the transition (and corporate changes) after Le Baron closed in June 2015. Juku is a three-level clubstaurant, with “distinct dining areas.” Per Eater, a 12-seat […]

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How One Chinatown Block is Mobilizing Against the Controversial ‘Le Baron’ Replacement

Last modified June 28, 2017 at 9:51 am

Le Baron has been dead in the water since June 2015, having dipped out for a “summer vacation” that ultimately proved permanent. Two years later, elements of the former ownership are still committed to opening a new nightclub on the spot, but Chinatown residents aren’t having it. So much so, that the Chinatown Residents Block […]

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‘Happy Ending’ Nightclub on Broome Street Appears Kaput [Updated]

Last modified May 24, 2017 at 1:37 pm

It’s been a rocky tenure for the Happy Ending reboot on Broome Street, but the end now appears closer than ever.  A tipster sent word that Happy Ending hasn’t been open since earlier this month. The purported closure could be related to recent raids here. In fact, the nightclub fell victim to two inter-agency M.A.R.C.H. […]

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Happy Ending Now Doing Sushi with Underground ‘Sushi Belly Towers’

Last modified March 28, 2018 at 10:51 pm

Happy Ending is scraping the bottom of the barrel. Now, the club has teamed up with a former olympian and noted sushi chef for a new culinary offering. Michael Stember, an olympic track athlete in the 2000 Sydney games, made a name for himself in the last few years for his “Sushi Belly Tower” happenings. To […]

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Happy Ending’s Basement Club Hit with DOB Vacate Order

Posted December 15, 2016 at 5:00 am

The headaches keep racking up for Happy Ending on Broome Street. Last week, the Department of Buildings paid a visit to the rebooted, yet phony, art-bar-slash-nightclub and issued a vacate order. The sticky notice is pasted near the entrance of 302 Broome Street. It’s been a rocky couple years for the always controversial Happy Ending. […]

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Former Tenant Dishes More on Happy Ending’s Alleged Apartment Kitchen at 302 Broome Street

Posted June 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

The B in 2B is revealed. Last week, we exclusively uncovered the “off-site” kitchen Happy Ending allegedly employs for food preparation in its controversial club. Specifically, to shuttle dishes back and forth from the main room to an apartment on the second floor via elevator. One former neighbor, who previously lived across the hall from this purported […]

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‘Happy Ending’ Allegedly Using Upstairs Apartment as Prep Kitchen, Neighbors Claim

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:00 am

For neighbors, and even some patrons, Happy Ending is anything but. It’s a perennial scourge that continues to extend a middle finger to the neighborhood. So, recent chatter of an alleged apartment kitchen servicing the club is just more of the same. A change in ownership didn’t really change the status quo at Happy Ending. Since […]

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CB3 Rubs out Happy Ending with Denial of Liquor License Renewal

Posted June 21, 2016 at 5:00 am

Happy Ending is still the scourge of the block, despite its lengthy tenure and subsequent change in ownership. That was the main takeaway from last night’s cumbersome SLA subcommittee meeting for Community Board 3. Happy Ending is an art bar, remember? That was the concept pitched by co-owner, Oliver Stumm, a couple years ago. In […]

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Report: Woman Raped in Bathroom of Happy Ending on Broome Street

Last modified March 28, 2017 at 11:16 pm

In case you needed affirmation that the Happy Ending reboot on Broome Street is the furthest thing from an “art bar,” check its recent history. Co-owner Teddy Perweiler was arrested in early July for allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, Julia Fox, in the bar. He was subsequently arrested and banned from entering. Then last Tuesday night, twenty-five-year-old patron […]

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