Brinkley’s and Southside are Finished After 12 Years, as Serafina Waits in the Wings
Brinkley’s and its Southside counterpart are both closing down after a dozen years on the border of Little Italy. The Martignetti brothers decided to cease operations at the latter club this past Saturday; the former will shutter middle of next week.
Eater, which reported the news a couple weeks ago, dubbed the two bars “veritable meat markets, usually packed with financial types on the hunt.”
“We’ve had a good twelve year run and we made a lot of friends, but we are moving on and Anthony and I want to focus on expanding our other restaurant brands,’’ co-owner Tom Martignetti told the website. “It’s always better to leave on a high note.’’
Brinkley’s did, at one point two years ago, consider relocating to the old Milady’s space in SoHo, but those plans never panned out.
A replacement is already lined up for 406 Broome, though. Italian restaurant chain Serafina is eyeing the 406 Broome Street for its newest location. The item has been on the Community Board 2 agenda the past two months, but postponed at the last minute. If it goes through, this space would be the second Serafina location within a half-mile. Recall that they opened in the former ‘inoteca/Galli space on Rivington Street last November.