Fledgling ‘Democratic’ Club the Griffin Dies in First Trimester

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Just like the 2002 Van Halen reunion, the meatpacking “superclub” the Griffin — backed by an all-star team of the Milk & Honey and Little Branch lads and Room Service’s Chris Reda, among others — was promising but short-lived. The night it opened, Griffin seemed like it might take off. “What struck us most about Griffin was how pleasantly democratic it felt … Griffin might just make it tolerable for New Yorkers to visit the meatpacking district again,” Jada Yuan wrote at the time. Alas, Guest of a Guest is reporting that the place is closing, a mere three months after it opened. “The issues surfaced when former club king Unik … began promoting nights at the Hotel on Rivington rooftop,” they explain. Sad, but predictable, since most democracies fail in their first five years, anyway.

Breaking: Griffin to Close After Three Short Months? [Guest of a Guest]

Fledgling ‘Democratic’ Club the Griffin Dies in First Trimester