Benjamin Maisani must be riding high right now, because not only is he still dating Anderson "The Silver Fox" Cooper, but he is a co-owner of a punk gay bar called Eastern Bloc on East 6th Street and the straight-friendly Bedlam on Avenue C! They're both doing really well — so well, in fact, that he's opening a new joint!
This one is called the Atlas Social Club, and it'll be at 51st and 9th in Hell’s Kitchen this fall!
Apparently it's going to be a cross between a “gay speakeasy and a retro athletic club." We're not positive at what exactly that means in terms of style, but we DO know it'll have old boxing, wrestling and bodybuilding photographs displayed on the interior!
Good luck, Benjamin!
And hey, if that means we get more A-Coop sightings, then put us on the list!
[Image via Pacific Coast News.]
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