Friday, January 18, 2013

Jandali closing controversial Broadway Brew Biergarten

Kareem Jandali
TROY -- The controversial Broadway Brew Biergarten will close by January 30.

Owner Kareem Jandali today announced he is throwing in the towel for the two-year-old nightspot that already had been closed once -- by the City of Troy for being a public nuisance.

"Until we close on the 30th we will be running food specials to clear out our five freezers'worth of food," Jandali said, "so, stop in and say your last goodbyes."

No word on whether the latest round of complaints from neighboring businesses played any part in the decision. A recent shooting incident near the Broadway establishment prompted a resurgence in complaints about activities connected with the establishment, but Jandali, who also operates a real estate and insurance firm, said surveillance tapes show the suspect in that case had never been inside his premises.

The city had ordered a two-month closing last spring of what then was called Broadway Brew. Jandali converted it to a "biergarten" theme when he reopened it. It is located at 254 Broadway.

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  1. Commonsence writes:

    While I no longer fit the profile of a “Tavern Traveler,” ah ,there was a time. It’s a shame that those who are inclined to be about the town of an evening in Troy have to be limited by the forces of evil. Back in the day, as it was referred to, cops knew where to be and when and they were the forces. I’ll bet there were more dispensers of the golden spirits in Troy in the ’80s than today, just not all next door to each other, except even then for a block on River Street.

    I am sure Mr. Jandali’s intent was to make money from his investment, not to have to close up because of forces, mostly on the street, over which he had no control. People have been assaulted outside of other bars in Troy — that is, according to what I read in the paper, and they were not closed by the authorities. Why would that be? Just thinking.

  2. Chad9976 writes:

    Maybe Mahar’s can re-open here! Believe me, that’s not the kind of establishment thugs would frequent.