Bushwick DIY venue Palisades closed back in 2016 and was put up for rent. The 906 Broadway address is now home to Sicilian restaurant Concrete, which opened back in June. Bedford+Bowery talked to the restaurant general manager Candace Fong:

“People are very committed. When they come in, they’re like, ‘This was Palisades,’” she explains, mentioning a time someone pointed out to her where exactly they once passed out on the building’s floor. “It’s really hard, because obviously it’s a brand new space. It’s been a long time, too, since Palisades closed. And we’re just not trying to do that. We know what it was, but also that’s not even the capacity of what this space can do anymore.”

As you can see in the picture above, the stage is still there, and Concrete is considering having jazz or acoustic performances by local acts. "I know we’re not trying to be a tacky Italian restaurant," Fong told Bedford+Bowery. "So the vibe was not to do covers, definitely don’t want to do like, a singer at dinner." Fong adds that they're also considering drag shows or "women-centered performance nights." In the meantime, you can dine on Sicilian fare like Pasta Alla Norma and you can check out Concrete's menu here.

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