In an interview with Steve Lewis, Pop Burger honcho Roy Liebenthal waxes nostalgic about his old club, Tabac; discusses how the décor of his later places came from his love of modern art; dissects his failed projects (Pop closed after the manager was killed by one of his employees; Pizza Bar didn’t fly because, go figure, New Yorkers don’t like eating pizza under black light — and for that matter, neither do folks from Jersey!); and promises another Pop Burger (sans bar) “in the downtown-Broadway area, near Houston.” Shocker: He will not be doing Vegas or Atlantic City, which Uncle Steve dismisses as “like a Third World country.” You hear that, Mr. Sevigny?
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