Some nightlife news from the outer boroughs. First up is Long Island City, where Club System is getting ready for an early April opening in a space that was formerly occupied by Sarabanda. The 8,000 square foot room has been completely gutted and rehabbed by a construction team that has previously worked on 1OAK and Goldbar, and will feature a state of the art sound system with enough oomph to satisfy superstar DJs like Paul D. Phat! System will kick things off with DJ Louis Dee of Miami.
Remember Jaguars, the planned 20,000 square foot nightclub and restaurant in Sunset Park from the former owner of the Crazy Horse Too? Its opening is just weeks away, and in what should be a surprise to no one, Jaguar will not only offer food, music and dancing, but the chance to watch the ladies shake it for money as well. Why Brooklyn? Owner Vincent Faraci tells the Brooklyn Paper that "Brooklyn was a real nightlife hotspot when I was a kid. Now there’s nothing to do after you get dinner or drinks. I figured Brooklyn needed something fun and affordable.” Hence Jaguar.
A Community Board 6 committee is demanding the controversial Prime 6 restaurant and bar close its planned outdoor patio space by midnight on weekends, something that owner Akiva Ofshtein says is earlier than the other bars in the neighborhood. Neighbors are really up in arms over Prime 6, saying it's passing itself off as a bottle service nightclub in a sports bar's clothing. Ofshtein says that's a lie, pointing to his supposed plans to serve local meats and vegetables and offers free kids brunch on weekends. At least someone is thinking of the children. Since he already has his liquor license, don't expect these stipulations to impact Prime 6's opening.
· New Club System New York Set To Open In Long Island City [Nokturnalist]
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