Last week we noted that a gigantic tire that served as a ferris wheel during the ’64 World’s Fair now resides outside of Detroit — turns out, it’s not the only New York monument that can be seen (in slightly altered form) in Michigan.
Barcade officially opened just a few hours ago on St. Marks, and by 5 p.m. the place was already bumping and bleeping. The new location is nothing short of brilliant — Barcade is directly (and irresistibly) in view of the stoners finishing their dogs at Papaya King, and will likely scoop up Kenka’s clientele as well. It caters to a rare breed of people who like to have “fun” while drinking.
Pub chain Croxley Ales hopes to bridge the gap between its five Long Island locations and its East Village spot with a new location in Williamsburg. That is, once the Department of Buildings comes through.
Partner Chris Werle said the new Brooklyn location, at 63-65 Grand Street, is 90 percent complete and will open swiftly once they receive the permits to finish work. An internal wall in the onetime meatpacking plant still needs to come down.