Happy Ending’s Basement Club Hit with DOB Vacate Order
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The headaches keep racking up for Happy Ending on Broome Street.
Last week, the Department of Buildings paid a visit to the rebooted, yet phony, art-bar-slash-nightclub and issued a vacate order. The sticky notice is pasted near the entrance of 302 Broome Street.
It’s been a rocky couple years for the always controversial Happy Ending. The first incarnation shuttered in October 2013. Then nightlife impresario Oliver Stumm reinvigorated the brand two years ago with a new look and Michelin-rated chef (Francis Gabarrus, who since departed). The shit hit the fan two summers ago when an employee allegedly raped a female patron in the bathroom; also co-owner/manager Teddy Perwieler was reportedly barred from entering the club thanks to allegedly assaulting his ex-girlfriend, and Happy Ending investor, Julia Fox (that case was adjourned “in contemplation of dismissal” and Perwieler was forced to pay $600).
Not only that, it also came to light earlier this year that the bar was using an apartment on the second floor as its prep kitchen, with food shuttled downstairs at a clip.
So, yeah, lots going on at 302 Broome Street…