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Nightlife Notebook: Stars Brawl at Juliet, Brunch Wars

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MIDTOWN— It's a showdown at the Champagne brunch corral between the Plaza and Lavo. Backstory: The Koch brothers recently launched their Day and Night brunches at the Oak Room, further destroying a New York institution. Two weeks later, the recently opened Lavo launched its own Champagne brunch down the street, causing a minor Twitter war between the promoters. The early advantage goes to the established Day and Night brand, where someone apparently spent $75,000 on Champagne, apparently "just to shake up and spray the crowd with". Can Jho Low help give Lavo the momentum? [ChiChi 212/Downtown Diaries]

CHELSEA— The Kardashian sisters recently arrived in New York and spent a night at Juliet to unwind from the daily grind of filming another season of their ground breaking TV show. Unfortunately the crowd didn't fully embrace them, as a patron "took Scott [Disick's] handkerchief and threw it in his face". Chaos ensued, and the stars soon fled. Welcome to New York. [Page Six]

EAST VILLAGE— Aces and Eights hasn't announced the winner of their re-branding contest, but they are at least making progress towards turning over a new leaf, removing its old sign from its facade. Onward and upward! [EVG]

CHELSEA— A tipster reports that someone is making another go of it at the former Citrine, the failed space that was shut by the Dept of Buildings last October. [Eater Nightlife Wire]

MIDTOWN— After a disastrous opening last spring, the Opium Group's Covet has relaunched for fall and according to the press release, promises "to stake its claim on the midtown nightlife scene." Covet will feature DJs like Samantha Ronson, Jus Ske, and Sky Nellor and "become a destination for those looking to re-capture the elegance and excitement of New York City". It sounds like a winning business plan. [Eater Nightlife Wire]

HERALD SQUARERick's Cabaret, the strip club of champions, is celebrating its Fifth Anniversary this weekend with a three day blow out. The club will also debut its VIP Sky Box. [StripClub Wire]

AWARDS— Finally, Eater has been nominated for a PAPER magazine People's Choice Award for Best Nightlife Website. It's highly prestigious, so do go ahead and vote. [Paper]
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