Some welcome news to brighten up a dreary, wintry mix-y start to the weekend: Royal Palms, Gowanus’ forthcoming bar and shuffleboard club that we profiled for our winter issue, is getting off the ground with a series of “soft open” events, and looks to be more or less ready to open, with a few tweaks.
Free tickets already sold out for a planned event next week, but if you’re still itching to get in on the ground floor, they’ve promised to have a few more early events, if you keep a close eye on their Facebook page. Coy, sure, but also presumably a way to ensure this place’ll be running like a well-oiled machine by the time it officially opens to the public. One of the few places we have zero doubt will have trouble living up to all of its hype.
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