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A Trendy Greenpoint Dance Venue Could Shutter Soon Without Aid

Plus, Mighty Quinn’s Barbecue heads to Queens — and more intel

A red light and smoke cast over the bar at dance venue Good Room.
The bar at Good Room.
Emma Orlow/Eater NY

Good Room, a popular Brooklyn dance spot, has around three months left before it could potentially shutter, online music publication Resident Advisor first reported. According to the club’s booking manager Josh Houtkin, the Greenpoint venue was denied the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant for nightlife operators (sometimes referred to as the Save Our Stages Grant), and is now scrambling to cover 18 months of back rent and other expenses. It was not immediately clear why the venue did not qualify for the federal program.

Good Room, located at 98 Meserole Avenue, near Manhattan Avenue, first opened its doors seven years ago, and quickly became a favorite in the borough. Throughout the pandemic, the club remained closed until September of this year, even when nightlife began to return this past June. Since reopening this fall, the team has been putting together events with local DJs to help fundraise for its operating costs.

Have a glass of wine with some tuna croquettes

Susan Kim, the chef behind the roving Korean pop-up Doshi, has taken over the weekend nighttime menu at Kit in Prospect Heights. Until November 13, sip natural wines that complement Kim’s dishes like rice cakes with halloumi and a brown butter chili sauce, tuna and potato croquettes with anchovy mayo, or a wedge salad with a tofu pine nut dressing.

Mighty Quinn’s is making its way to Queens

Mighty Quinn’s — one of New York’s essential barbecue spots — is opening in Forest Hills sometime this fall at 108-22 Queens Boulevard, at 71st Road. According to a representative for the restaurant, franchise owner Michael Dolan felt “barbecue as a concept is underrepresented in Queens.” For the company’s first Queens outpost, the new location will work with an unnamed local Queens bakery and brewery for its menu.

Chelsea’s Loulou is firing back up

Months after Loulou was the target of a suspected arsonist attack that lit its outdoor dining structure ablaze, the Chelsea restaurant is now reopening its doors. The French bistro — which originally opened just a few weeks before the pandemic first began in 2020 — is currently open for only walk-ins for lunch and dinner as of today but will return to taking reservations on Resy as of Monday, November 8, a representative tells Eater.

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