Atlantic Social Club, a 7,000 square-foot classic “old style New York tavern,” plans to open by year-end at 673 Atlantic Ave., seating 160 in the dining room with another 80 at the bar.That means Tony Roma's is history--indeed, it's no longer listed on the company map, Foursquare says it's closed, and a phone call got the response "we're doing renovations." The location is the Atlantic Terrace building just catercorner to the arena block.
“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,” said David Massoni, one of TKRG’s partners, with Dale Talde — a former “Top Chef” personality and head chef at Buddakan — and John Bush.
This watchdog blog, by journalist Norman Oder, offers analysis, commentary, and reportage about the $4.9B project to build the Barclays Center arena and 15-16 towers at a crucial site in Brooklyn. Dubbed Atlantic Yards by developer Forest City Ratner in 2003, it was rebranded Pacific Park Brooklyn in 2014 after the Chinese government-owned Greenland Group bought a 70% stake going forward. As of 2018, after the arena and four towers were built, Greenland will own 95% of future construction.