Santa’s or Santos’?Photo: Melissa Hom
Last night at Santos’ Party House, owner Larry Golden told us that Andrew WK’s eggnog drink is still in the works, and we nearly wept with joy. But will the button-busting concoction be called Santos’ Summer Milk or Santa’s Summer Milk as originally planned? In an interview with BlackBook today, Golden’s partner Spencer Sweeney says that although the club reluctantly changed its original name on the advice of its lawyer (“if someone really wanted to fuck us,” Sweeney explains, “they could say it’s like Joe Camel trying to appeal to young children”), he now has a plan to change it back: “I’m actually legally changing my name from Spencer to Santa. Really. I will be Santa Sweeney. It’s gotta be called Santa’s. It’s perfectly absurd.” And kind of genius. When it comes time to renew that liquor license, will the Community Board really hassle a guy named Santa?
Power Player: Spencer Sweeney, Your New Santa [BlackBook]