CBGB to reopen… as a restaurant at Newark airport

Disco fries cost $9.00

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CBGB is to reopen as a restaurant in Newark airport.

Rechristened the CBGB L.A.B. (Lounge and Bar), The Gothamist reports the restaurant will serve “American fare in a fun environment recalling the legendary music venue.”

The original CBGB’s was opened in December, 1973 by Hilly Kristal, where Ramones, Patti Smith, Television, Talking Heads, Blondie and many others gained renown in the 1970s. It closed for business in 2006.


Kristal died in 2007, and the following year designer John Varvatos turned the site into a retail store.

The restaurant at New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport will be run by chef Harold Moore, who New York City restaurant Commerce, reports Rolling Stone.

The menu will include $9 disco fries, an $11.50 wedge salad and a $14 cheeseburger.

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