Update: The first looks at the new CBGB restaurant in the Newark Airport have been revealed on Twitter, Gothamist is reporting. Find photographs of the eatery, complete with iPad ordering systems, here.
CBGB at Newark, complete with iPad ordering system pic.twitter.com/UrllhhBXDm
— Hillary Reinsberg (@hreins) December 23, 2015
CBGB restaurant at Newark Airport. I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. pic.twitter.com/JKkCIr32WD
— Justin Brannan (@JustinBrannan) December 26, 2015
And, lest you hope it stops there, it doesn’t: The same masterminds behind the CBGB restaurant are introducing venue-themed onesies and umbrellas.
Coming soon from the company that brought you CBGB in Newark Airport, CBGB onesies and umbrellas: pic.twitter.com/BaAJf1VxHz
— Alex Weprin (@alexweprin) December 28, 2015
The iconic music club CBGB in New York City’s East Village closed its doors for the last time in 2006 to the tunes of a farewell concert with Patti Smith. Now it appears as though it may be reopening… as a restaurant… in New Jersey… at an airport. According to Gothamist, the club will rise anew in Newark Airport, and a concert space once known for the pet rat its chef kept will now sell fairly expensive “American fare in a fun environment recalling the legendary music venue.” The owner of the CBGB brand declined to comment to Gothamist, but word is the restaurant may open next year. None of this is very punk.
CBGB’s Reopening! At Newark Airport: ht @readmyback pic.twitter.com/m9Ay6VaI8j
— WFMU (@WFMU) December 21, 2015