It’s been known for a few months now that Duane Park, the restaurant and burlesque revue previously based in Tribeca, would be moving into the Bowery Poetry Club, but details of how exactly that would happen were a little unclear. At last night’s CB2 SLA meeting, though, Duane Park co-owner Marisa Ferrarin told us that BPC owner Bob Holman will do poetry readings on Sundays and Mondays, and that Duane Park — with Southern-inspired food and live entertainment like burlesque shows, magicians, and contortionists — runs the space the other nights of the week. The arrangement is flexible, so the duo may do poetry dinners together. Ferrarin categorized the deal as “a joint venture for both of our benefits.” CB2’s SLA committee approved the bid for an alteration to the spot’s liquor license, and it should open sometime next year after renovations are complete.
Poetry on Monday, burlesque on Tuesday. Photo: Youngna Park