Dale Talde, John Bush, and David Massoni quietly shuttered their Park Slope sports bar Pork Slope last week. It’s a perplexing move, considering the fact that on the weekends, at least, the bar was often packed with people eatings, drinking, and having a good old time. The team confirms the news on the Pork Slope website. The Post notes that the restaurateurs are also planning to close their Park Slope gastropub Thistle Hill Tavern soon, leaving Talde as their only establishment in the neighborhood.
But amidst all these closing, the trio has also got some very big plans on the horizon. First up, the guys are going to open three food and beverage spaces in the Arlo Nomad, followed by another handful of projects in the Hotel 50 Bowery. But that’s not all. Jennifer Gould reports that Three Kings Hospitality is also planning a massive "old style New York tavern" in the former Tony Roma’s space at 673 Atlantic Ave across the street from the Barclays Center. David Massoni remarks: "It’s a place where you can feel comfortable having a cheeseburger alone at the bar, eating steak with a group of friends, celebrating birthdays or having date nights." The new project is called Atlantic Social Club.
The Arlo Hotel restaurants and the Barclays-adjacent mega-pub are slated to open by the end of the year, while the Chinatown projects will likely make their debuts in 2017.
Pour One Out for Dale Talde’s Pork Slope, Which Has Permanently Closed [GS]
Three Kings Restaurant group expands across boroughs [NYP]
Hitmakers Behind Talde and Pork Slope to Open Massoni in the Arlo Nomad Hotel [ENY]