If it makes it past the outpouring of public opposition, Peter Shapiro's long-stalled Rock and Roll Playhouse will include a restaurant run by the folks from Blue Ribbon. There are no specifics yet on what the menu will entail, but according to the Playhouse's website, the restaurant inside the Gowanus venue will serve breakfast, lunch, and "family dinner" of healthy and hearty options that both children and adults will enjoy." When family dinner ends at 8 p.m., there will be a light menu for adults, plus a "thoughtful" beer and wine program.
The fate of the contentious Rock and Roll Playhouse will be decided at a hearing before the Board of Standards and Appeals tonight, where locals will appeal the permits for the space issued by the Department of Buildings. According to these opponents, Shapiro, who also co-owns Brooklyn Bowl, is using those kid-friendly claims to cover up a full-blown nightclub. The Playhouse's website now insists that the nighttime shows will be limited to jazz and "other quieter performances," and that an acoustician has "implemented a series of elements" to cut down on the noise.
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