Got your thinking caps on, Clubplanet readers? Good, because you are going to need them to understand the latest conundrum that has been going on – and has just been resolved – in the New York City nightlife scene.
Pink Elephant, one of New York City’s mega-clubs, and its original owners, David Sarner and Bobby Montwaid, had to leave their original location on 27th Street, after they were accused of mismanagement and fraud. Soon after, Joey Morrissey from M2 Ultra Lounge (and, coincidentally, the person who accused Sarner and Montwaid of the aforementioned offenses) took over the location and operations. This was the straw that broke the elephants back, and became the catalyst for the battle royal that went down over the Pink Elephant staff and name. Ultimately, Sarner and Montwaid were dubbed the winners, leaving Morrisey with a staff-less space which he was forced to call “Pink.” All of this left New York City nightlife aficionados scratching their heads, wondering what would become of Sarner, Montwaid, and the Pink Elephant brand.
Everyone can now give their brains a rest. Sarner and Montwaid have finally settled on taking over the former location of Room Service on East 21st Street to plop down a revitalized Pink Elephant. Plans have been set in motion to open the new Pink Elephant this spring, so get your Grey Goose and flares ready for the big debut!