Last week, news broke that the owners of LDV Hospitality had put their revival of famed club Bungalow 8 on hold following a dispute with the Community Board 4. Now, the Post reports that the people behind the restaurant group have officially dropped their plans for the new Bungalow 8, and now they are trying to find a new concept for the space next to the Dream Downtown hotel on West 16th Street.
When LDV originally applied for a liquor license for the space, the documents noted that it would be a "gastropub." Shortly after filing the application, the owners announced that they'd purchased the Bungalow 8 brand, and that nightlife maven Amy Sacco was on board as a consultant. There's still no word yet on whether or not Sacco is still involved with the hospitality group, but last Friday, the owners signed an agreement to drop any plans for a new version of the club. One of the CB4 members tells the Post: "The Bungalow 8 that was on 27th Street and Amy Sacco have nothing to do with a gastropub, nothing to do with food — only to do with bottle service, Page Six and celebrities." On the bright side, the original, Sacco-less liquor license application will now move forward.
· Local board sacks Sacco [NYP]
· Outcry Forces Owners to Ditch Bungalow 8's Celebrity Brand [DNAInfo]
· All Coverage of Bungalow 8 [~ENY~]