I’m not going to lie, the minute Paul Sevigny said Kenmare would not be the new Beatrice Inn because “there’s never going to be a new Beatrice… Beatrice is not a franchise,” I stopped stalking it. And while I was ignoring it like a jilted lover, it opened. Well not really, but you know what I mean.
According to UrbanDaddy, Kenmare is a “cavernous underground space decked with red leather banquettes and mottled stone columns that look like they were taken from an Egyptian tomb” and according to GuestofaGuest they are in trouble with the SLA already.
Kenmare is supposed to be a restaurant and was approved by the SLA to operate as one and close at Midnight. Well there were quite a few fashion week parties there, most likely lasting past midnight and the neighbors are pissed. Will we see a Nightmare on Kenmare Street in the future? We all know how much old people hate nightlife.
Local Community Board (CB2) member Jo Hamilton chimed in, and had the gall to complain about Mick Jagger busting a geriatric move in her ‘hood: “When you read in a blog that Mick Jagger is dancing, it is illegal in that location.”[GofaG]
Wait, isn’t he “one of them” as in “old?” What is the problem here? Oh well. We can look at the pretty pictures until this all blows over.
[All photos courtesy of UrbanDaddy]