The Westway, the former strip club turned strobe-lit party spot (yes, there's a difference) on the far west side, will close on July 1. The building, according to a representative, has been sold to a developer, who will be replacing it with luxury condos.
The club has hosted plenty of big name performers over the years, and no doubt there are plenty of hip party people who will miss dancing under the disco ball shaped like a bust, but owners Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte will have plenty to keep them busy once it closes. They are the duo behind the ever-popular Smile in Noho, and the exclusive rooftop bar at the into a big new bagel cafe. He's also working with ex-A Voce chef Missy Robbins to open her Italian restaurant, Lilia, in Williamsburg. Kliegman and Quirarte are also in charge of the dining at Ruschmeyer's in Montauk again this summer, where they're working with Max and Eli Sussman, who will cook there before going on to open their new Middle Eastern restaurant., and have a handful of new projects in the works. Kliegman is a part-owner of Black Seed, which is busy turning the old De Robertis space