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Prime 6 is Now Woodland, Opens Sunday

The controversial "club" has been re-done as a "farm-to-table" restaurant named Woodland, with a soft opening scheduled for this Sunday.

Prime 6, the controversial bar and restaurant has changed its name to Woodland, and is scheduled to open this Sunday, according to Brownstoner and the Flatbush Avenue BID.

Brownstoner says that the eatery is now less of a noisy sports bar or club, and instead wants to be the “go-to spot for farm-to-table food, super steaks, fresh fish, venison, bison burgers, etc.” And according to the blog's newest photo of the renovated space, the owners have re-done the facade in wood planking.

Last March, when it was announced that Prime 6, taking over the old Royal Video space, was swiftly granted a liquor license with little community input. Residents especially decried that the restaurant would serve until 4 a.m. and would have a late-night backyard space that would draw rowdy sports fans from the nearby Barclays Center.

In April, owner Akiva Ofshtein by closing the backyard seating area by 11 p.m. on weekdays and 12 a.m. on weekends. Ofshtein also ditched plans for a backyard bar, nixed any possibility of bottle service and promised to meet with Community Board 6 after one year to discuss any recurring problems.

Steve Ettlinger January 11, 2012 at 05:43 PM
Nice how things might work out! Steve Ettlinger
Jon January 11, 2012 at 11:06 PM
if only the community knew how to be civil from the beginning. This poor guy did nothing wrong, yet the entire area did nothing but hold meeting to try to close the joint, call him names and write nasty messages on his construction site an spread rumors. It would have always worked out if only the community acted in good conscious. Let it be known to the community that new area restaurants are expected to open with already liquor licenses in place. One big one on St . Marks and another one at pacific Street. Both being sports bars and that is just the beginning.

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