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Ex Sankeys Brooklyn site to reOpen

By | Published on Friday 28 November 2014


The former site of the short-lived Sankeys Brooklyn club venue – which, it was confirmed last week, was closed down after only a month in business – has been re-branded as a new ‘space’ named Open. And it will erm… ‘open’ this weekend, confirms the MD of its operator Ibiza United.

This follows Sankeys’ previously reported break-up with Ibiza United, which was originally working with the Manchester clubbing brand on the launch of a New York outpost. Last week Sankeys boss David Vincent, on confirming that Sankeys Brooklyn, like Sankeys Manhattan before it, was being shut down, pointed the finger at his US business partner for “failing to deliver on any of the agreed terms”, leaving him and his team “unsupported financially and operationally”.

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Ibiza United’s Managing Director Antonio Piacquadio didn’t take kindly to those accusations and says that, because of Vincent’s “false and misleading statements … Ibiza United has decided to sever its ties with the Sankeys organisation in the United States”. Which in itself disagrees with claims made by Vincent that it was Sankeys that “terminated [its] relationship with the franchisee”.

Piacquadio adds that the “unsuccessful launch of Sankeys Brooklyn [took place] without our operational or musical input”, which, again, goes against Vincent’s allegations that he and Team Sankeys “never had any control”.

So that’s a whole lot of wild contradictions, isn’t it? I don’t know, this is worse than the plot of a Michael Bay film. Anyway, to cut a long story short, Sankeys Brooklyn is shut, Open is open, various people ain’t happy.