Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Developer decides against Ridgewood beer beach
From the Queens Chronicle:
La Playa NYC has been shut down before it could even open.
According to the developer of 176 Woodward Ave. in Ridgewood, there will be no popup beach and beer garden operated by the Rockaway Brewing Co. at the site as planned.
"We pulled the plug on the plan," said David Schwartz, a principal at Slate Property Group, in a Tuesday phone interview. "It just became too much."
Schwartz said the hope was to have the venue open by early June, but securing a certificate of occupancy and a liquor license — all while a number of area residents voiced their opposition to the plan — meant La Playa NYC could not open until August at the latest.
"I don't think we had the time to address the people's concerns, there wasn't enough time to handle anything," he said. "It wasn't enough time to make it worthwhile. You can't just be open for August."
Have you all heard of Slate Property Group before? Let's just say that right now they have bigger things to worry about than running a hipster beach.