The owners of classic New York tavern P.J. Clarke's are converting the upstairs room at the original Third Avenue location into a private, members-only club. The space has previously been used as a second dining room dubbed "Sidecar." Now, it will only be accessible to card-carrying members.
Membership cards have already been mailed out to 550 P.J. Clarke's regulars. Co-owner Thea Grace Scotti tells the Wall Street Journal: "Our door is locked to the public now...To get in to our little secret speakeasy you have to swipe the card." If you want a card, you must know one of the four people that run the dining room, or get a referral from a member. Presumably, the food will be the same as what's served downstairs, but members will be invited to special events and they will get to turn the space into their "own private supper club."
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