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Gowanus Residents Call Shuffleboard Bar Royal Palms a Royal Pain

You know the type.

You know the type.Photo: Lisa F. Young/iStockphoto

Remember that 17,000-square-foot shuffleboard bar set to open in Gowanus? Owners Ashley Albert and Jonathan Schnapp have modeled the Royal Palms on
"the most iconic shuffleboard club in the country," plan to court food trucks to the premises, and will eventually offer bingo and mahjong games. Now anti-shuffleboard and tippler flyers have been posted throughout the neighborhood, and while Albert tells the Brooklyn Paper “It’s not going to be a big scary club," others aren't so sure. "This is a nice quiet neighborhood," says a neighbor. "When business starts blowing up, it’s gonna get real dirty." If only they would add parcheesi. [Brooklyn Paper, Earlier]

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