CBGB is Reborn … As a Restaurant in Newark Airport

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CBGB, the birth­place of New York’s 1970s punk scene, closed in 2006, with Pat­ti Smith head­lin­ing the final show. It was the end of an era, anoth­er great New York insti­tu­tion shut­ting its doors.

Since then, if you want­ed to re-live the CBGB expe­ri­ence, you could take a vir­tu­al tour of the grungy digs online, or watch vin­tage videos of 197s0s CBGB shows fea­tur­ing The Ramones, the Talk­ing Heads, Blondie, and even a young Pat­ti Smith. And now you can seem­ing­ly try to recap­ture the Bow­ery vibe in Newark, New Jer­sey.

As the tweet above from indie radio sta­tion WFMU sug­gests, CBGB will be rein­car­nat­ed appar­ent­ly as a restau­rant in a Newark Air­port ter­mi­nal, with a menu offer­ing Cheese­burg­ers, Chick­en Wings, Cap­rese Sal­ads, Seared Tog­a­rashi Tuna, and Kobe Chili Dogs. The menu does­n’t seem to be shoot­ing for authen­tic­i­ty, but maybe, hope­ful­ly the bath­rooms will.

via @WFMU

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Pat­ti Smith Plays Songs by The Ramones, Rolling Stones, Lou Reed & More on CBGB’s Clos­ing Night (2006)

Take a Vir­tu­al Tour of CBGB, the Ear­ly Home of Punk and New Wave

The Ramones in Their Hey­day, Filmed “Live at CBGB,” 1977

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