Though the guys behind Sunday Best had been working with landlord David Lefkowitz to keep their party at 400 Carroll Street (the venue formerly known as BKLYN Yard until Lefkowitz rousted Mean Red Productions from the location), negotiations have fallen through. The D.J. collective sent out an e-mail late last week announcing that it’s instead moving to a smaller and slightly less bucolic venue, Brooklyn Fire Proof — a Bushwick artist complex with a boozy courtyard. In lieu of Margarita Hernandez, the tacos are now care of Taccolada, a budding enterprise from San Diego native and former Re:Up editor Josh Lynne.
Dearest Sunday Best Friends,
When BKLYN Yard suddenly announced that it was closing its doors, we tried our best to save our home on the canal for the 2010 season. In the end, even though our liquor permitting process was near completion and all the other necessary logistics were sorted, we were prevented from continuing to operate in the space, and we've been made powerless in our attempts to stay there.
The owner of the property, the local police precinct, and the community have worked with us over the past couple weeks to keep Sunday Best on the Gowanus, and we thank them greatly for everything they've done. We also thank you for continuing to stick with us. It means a lot to us.
Now let's get to the future! We have secured another outdoor venue for the rest of our summer, and we're very excited about it. Our new home is the courtyard at Brooklyn Fire Proof, a place where we can continue to dance under the sky, where you can lounge in the outdoor café area, and where you can (finally!) sip on beers and cocktails. As usual, delicious food will be on hand, and the music will be great. All that adds up to nothing but good news.
Hmmm, so Sunday Best was on good terms with the landlord and was on its way to securing a seasonal liquor license, but was “made powerless in our attempts to stay” at 400 Carroll? This raises the question of whether Mean Red (the only entity not thanked in the letter) had something to say about the takeover
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