In case you didn't already hear/see this everywhere earlier today... CBGB is opening as restaurant in the Newark Airport. (No one noted which terminal.)
Per Grub Street:
What exactly pre-flight dining has to do with the seminal punk institution is not clear, but it was previously reported that Harold Moore, the otherwise-celebrated New York chef had been recruited to handle food duties at this strange business. And a quick glance at the menu reveals that the people behind this outpost think wedge salads and turkey clubs served in a fun environment will make diners nostalgic for that time they saw Bad Brains rip up the stage for the first time.
And to some mostly negative reactions on Twitter...
This is so fucking depressing to me. CBGB being used to sell wedge salads & chili dogs. WTF? Is nothing sacred? https://t.co/HLLxyHht63— Jessie (@VampyreMermaid) December 21, 2015
I'm really hoping the story about the CBGB restaurant at Newark Airport is a hoax.— Rob (@Svelteassassin) December 21, 2015
For people who love the new CBGB, try my hot wings restaurant, "Moulin Rouge" in Spokane. https://t.co/cqarYa6xKr— dax shepard (@daxshepard1) December 21, 2015
Hope Newark Airport CBGB opens before I fly back to L.A. because I'd like to be the first person to smear shit on the bathroom walls there.— Tom Ceraulo (@tceraulo) December 21, 2015
CBGB will reopen...as Maxwell's— Shawn Perry (@A_Shawn_Ti) December 21, 2015
CBGB will reopen...as a DMV— Shawn Perry (@A_Shawn_Ti) December 21, 2015