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August 7, 2011
There is a new lounge/restaurant in Tribeca called Tiny’s and The Bar Upstairs, located at West Broadway and Duane Streets. It is owned by the same people who own “Warren 77” (New York Rangers hockey players Henrik Lundquivst, Sean Avery et al), but it is not doing nearly as well. This might be why.
On Saturday, August 6th at 12:23 AM, the downstairs was totally empty, but there was one group of patrons upstairs. There were approximately five of them: middle aged professionals and artists, male and female. Two male bartenders were already preparing to close, even though they are allowed to stay open until 2:00 AM, when one of them extremely rudely turned up the lights to give the group the hint that it was time to go.
A man in the group said, “Excuse me, I just paid $100 for these drinks. Could you please turn down the lights?” A bartender explained that it was last call but the man justifiably continued to express his displeasure. The entire group left shortly after: convenient for the bartenders but not good for the reputation of the bar.
Neighboring bars, such as the Odeon, have employees who confidentially explained that they have heard of similar complaints about the management practices of Tiny’s. BatteryPark.TV does not recommend this establishment.