Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Hot buns: Burger-burlesque concept on tap for the East Village

Per DNAinfo's Serena Solomon today:

A new restaurant project is looking to blend burgers with burlesque in the East Village, under a plan by a veteran nightlife operator to combine classic American fare with the risqué dance performance.

The man behind the concept is Timothy Simpson, aka Lorenzo Cortelli, who has worked for BR Guest Hospitality, which owns the Dos Caminos Mexican food chain.

And in a Craigslist ad, he is looking for an investor with $150,000 to be part of this project. (That posting has expired.)

Back to the article:

The concept is "fully developed," said Simpson, who has a business plan in place and is eyeing several existing bars near bustling St. Mark’s Place to convert into a space with a 1890s Paris feel in the coming months.

[Image via ...and it is not part of this project]

12 comments:

abrod said...

Assuming this actually happens, who wants to put down $50 that it doesn't last three months?

John said...

I guess I'd rather have a FurBurger than a BadBurger.

Anonymous said...

I love watching women perform burlesque while I chow down on a big greasy burger. It really sets the mood. Great idea!

Makeout said...

@ abrod- $50 bucks I'm in. Take a check right?

Shawn Chittle said...

I'll have the "WTF" burger please!

BabyDave said...

Can't wait to see the Dance of the Five Napkins.

Anonymous said...

How long before the "Olive Garden"
comes to the East village ?

Anonymous said...

Who the hell would trust someone known as "Tim Simpson aka Lorenzo Cortelli" with 150k?

Crazy Eddie said...

Might as well just end it all and just have a Hooters placed on St Marks. And to cover all the bases have a “Raisins” right next door. Butters would be pleased.
Hooters-International chain that bills itself as "delightfully tacky yet unrefined".

Marty Wombacher said...

I'll stick to blending burgers with mustard and cans of Budweiser.

glamma said...

ok REALLY? (shudders in yucks)
maybe dude should go the full nine and create a venue where overgrown fratiots can pay to be f*cked/fed/watered/ while playing video games, watching big-screen sports and having beer intravenously injected.
They could call it....
Regression of Civilized Society.
Catchy, right?

Anonymous said...

Anon 5:58 lol my thoughts exactly!!!