Gowanus Shuffleboard Club Ruffling Local Feathers


A Gowanus resident living near the 17,000-square-foot shuffleboard club proposed for the neighborhood sent in this picture of flyers going up around the potential space. He says: “This is an industrial zone with a lot of residents, and the whole block is concerned about having a club here.” Nearby neighbors are mostly concerned with potential noise, especially if there are courts on the roof, and the size of the venue. We’re told these residents are petitioning for the club move somewhere else entirely, although the venue has yet to apply for its liquor license. The owners of the club, to be called Royal Palms, have seen the posters. One of the partners, Ashley Albert, tells us, “With a space as large as ours, we can certainly understand why someone might feel concern and would, of course, welcome the opportunity to sit down with anyone who has questions, individually – so we can carefully listen to what they have to say, be able to give them a better idea of what we’re aiming to do and find a way to work together to address any issues. It’s really important… that The Royal Palms be a positive contribution to the entire community and we really do feel like it’s something everyone can get excited about.” They also say they’ve started reaching out to their neighbors.

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