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Matt Kliegman and Carlos Quirarte's West Side Nightclub, The Westway, to Close in July

It's being replace by condos. Luckily the duo have plenty of other projects to work on.

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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 Jane, 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 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.

The Westway

75 Clarkson St, New York, NY 10014 (212) 620-0101 Visit Website

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