Luxx NYC Christened at 225 East Houston

Posted on: September 18th, 2012 at 6:09 am by
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Coming soon to a congested block near you – Lower Eastpacking: The New Class.

The new guard of trendy neighborhood establishments is underway, gaining its latest torch-bearer in a familiar location. 225 East Houston Street. This, of course, is the Provident Loan Society building which previously housed Club Element. Its new identity, revealed over the summer as Jamie Mulholland’s Five Nightclub, was recently tweaked to something even worse. The artist formerly known as Five is now dubbed Luxx NYC, and officially launched over the weekend.

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As this promoter flyer distributed across social media attests, Saturday night was the beginning of the Luxx tenure here at the southwest corner of Essex Street. Expect more of the same from the new kid, yet under the tutelage of another.

Under siege on all fronts. In an article last month, the Daily News touched upon the swiftly changing character of the nightlife scene along East Houston. How major nightclub operators are circling the already battered carcass of the hobbling East Village to go in for the kill.

Meanwhile, neighborhood restlessness is palpably at peak levels.

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