Saturday, January 10, 2015

Latitude 360, entertainment complex aimed at Wall Street site, also looking near Barclays Center

 Rendering of Latitude 360; photo by The Tribeca Trib
A big entertainment destination aimed at Wall Street, with a capacity for 1,500 people, may also be coming to a site near the Barclays Center.

The headline in the Tribeca Citizen was A Times Square–Style Attraction Wants to Open on Wall Street, relying on a Tribeca Trib report, 23 Wall Street: From House of Morgan to Hothouse for Entertainment.

The business at issue is Latitude 360, which currently operates in Albany, Jacksonville, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh. it describes itself:
An award-winning pioneer of combining premier upscale casual dining with state-of-the-art entertainment in its unique venues. The Company develops, constructs and operates cutting-edge Latitude 360s (from 35,000-85,000 sq. ft.) that appeal to a broad base of consumers and corporate clients.
The Tribeca Trib lead:
Twenty-three Wall Street, the landmark former House of Morgan at the corner of Wall and Broad, is being eyed for a glitzy, 1,500 person-capacity, four-level eating, drinking and entertainment complex, with a theater-like sports bar, bowling alley, comedy club, movie theater, concert stage and more. 
Curbed, in Neighbors Hate Nightlife Mecca Proposed for Wall St. Landmark, reported on the presentation by CEO Brent Brown:
Brown insisted that he wasn't proposing a nightclub, and at several points stressed that it is intended for "multiple generations." Closing time would be 2 a.m. It doesn't sound like the most clubby thing ever, but it still sounds pretty clubby.
And in Brooklyn?

What's this have to do with Brooklyn? Well, according to Curbed, "Brown said his company is working on developing outposts near Barclays Center in Brooklyn as well as in Jersey City and at the former Showboat casino resort in Atlantic City."

That's interesting. There is some significant space in buildings on Flatbush Avenue near the arena, but I'm not sure they can get to 35,000-plus square feet without new construction and/or additions.

Perhaps Latitude 350 is thinking about Atlantic Avenue. Or maybe "near Barclays Center" is a rather flexible concept.

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