Grub Street is reporting that burlesque guru Ivan Kane has scrapped plans to open a New York location of his popular Forty Deuce club on Kenmare Street.
This, following the local community board’s withdrawing support for the project.
Kane, who moved his family to New York while building the club, has returned to Los Angeles to open his Hollywood restaurant and lounge, Café Was, and will focus on opening Forty Deuces in San Diego and — pending negotiations, we’re told — perhaps Atlantic City.
UPDATE: Mr. Kane’s spokesperson tells The Observer: “Let’s put it this way, he’s not moving forward right now.”
As The Observer reported back in May, Mr. Kane, alongside celeb investors Sting and David Bowie, had signed on with New York Commercial Realty’s James Famularo to open the Las Vegas-based show in space that formerly housed Little Charlie’s Clam House.
Now what will become of ye ol’ clam hut?
“Honestly, I don’t know what’s going to happen with the space,” said Mr. Kane’s spokesperson. “Everything’s in limbo…He still has to figure out what he’s going to do there.”