The hotly anticipated Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club is now just a week or so away from officially opening to the public, at which point shuffleboard will likely explode into the biggest thing since bowling. The club was taking walk-ins over the weekend, and co-owner Jonathan Schnapp tells Eater that they're "still waiting on a couple permitting issues," but hope to have a set date soon. For now, here are a few more details about the Floridian wonderland to come, from the club's two weeks of soft opening events and private parties so far.
According to the Brooklyn Paper, it costs $40 to rent one of the clubs ten boards for an hour, or $450 to join a 10-week league. The Monday night league has already sold out, but Schnapp and co-owner Ashley Albert just added a second one on Tuesday nights. Cocktails are things like the "Jim Allen," with tequila, creole shrub, mango and lime, and as promised, the club has a bay for food trucks to pull in instead of a regular kitchen. So far Mexicue, Morris Grilled Cheese, and the Kimchi Taco Truck are all among those to make an appearance. Schnapp told Joshua David Stein that he's also planning for some theme nights: "We're going to have lobster rolls and yacht rock...Serge Gainsbourg nights with a crepe truck." Also down the road, expect Wednesday night bingo led by drag duo Murray Hill and Linda Simpson.
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