A Times Square–Style Attraction Wants to Open on Wall Street

I came so close to going to the Community Board 1 FiDi Committee meeting last night, because I wanted to hear what the plans were for grand old—and long unoccupied—23 Wall Street.

Thankfully, the Tribeca Trib was there to hear all about how Latitude 360 Inc. wants to create a bit of Times Square on Wall Street—”a glitzy, 1,500 person-capacity, four-level eating, drinking and entertainment complex, with a theater-like sports bar, bowling alley, comedy club, movie theater, concert stage and more. […] Mentions by [CEO Brent Brown] of celebrity events at his venues, with the likes of the Seattle Seahawks Cliff Avril, ‘Talk Dirty’ recording artist Jason Derulo and the Indianapolis Colts cheerleaders, did nothing to soothe worries.” Latitude 360 has other locations in Jacksonville, Indianapolis, and Pittsburgh, and one on the way at the Crossgates Mall in Albany. I looked at the menu for the 360 Grille in Indianapolis, but I think it’s better if you don’t.

The Trib has a video of Brown presenting to Community Board 1. In it, he says “the idea is to take this restaurant and extend out the dining experience to the entertainment, whether you’re watching a movie, sports, or a performance.” Highlights, if you can call them that, include:

• Dine-in movie theater
• Latitude Live: comedy every Friday and Saturday
• Sports theater (which I think is like a cinema that shows sporting events)
• Arcade room
• “Luxury bowling”
• Bar with live music.
• Dance floor
• (Other locations also have a cigar lounge…)

Neighbors were not feeling it.

From Wikipedia: “23 Wall Street or ‘The Corner,’ is an office building formerly owned by J.P. Morgan & Co.—later the Morgan Guaranty Trust Company—located at the southeast corner of Wall Street and Broad Street [….] The building was designated a New York City landmark in 1965, and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.”

UPDATE: “While no lease has been signed, there is a signed letter of intent from Latitude 360, and they expect to apply for a liquor license next month. Brown said that once construction begins, it would take about a year to finish. He said the capacity of the establishment would be 1,500 people.” —Curbed


1 Comment

  1. An absolutely grotesque prospect. With all that is actually needed down here. Looks like city government’s plans for turning FIDI and BPC into Las Vegas is on its way.