Retreat Team Takes Over Marion's and M&R, Opens ‘Semi-Private’ Lounge


Not any more it isn't.Photo: Youngna Park

Down by the Hipster is wondering whats up with Antik, the semi-private cocktail lounge (whatever that means) coming to the former Marions Continental space. Weve confirmed that its owned by Larry Kramer and Craig Koening, who have already opened King's Cross, an upscale pub, in the buildings basement (formerly M). Itll open to the public March 21, after a press party on the 19th, and in addition to red-velvet wallpaper and black chandeliers (why not? If the antique theme worked for the Bowery Hotel across the street...), itll have no visible bar up 150 patrons will give their orders to sexy cocktail waitresses who will disappear into a black box to fetch them. If Kramer and Koening are counting on this gimmick the way they were counting on the VIP tree house to turn their other club Retreat into a hot spot, we wish them luck.

K & K Do Antik [Down by the Hipster]