CBGB was a legend in NYC's music scene, where artists from around the country and beyond aspired to play. Now, we can all aspire to eat French onion soup and roasted beet salad from a restaurant that bears its name at Newark Airport.
Gothamist first reported the travesty earlier today, after photos from @nickydiy surfaced of the restaurant under construction inside the airport, though it's unclear which terminal will be graced/shamed with its presence.
Is it better or worse that there's no attempt to reference its musical roots?
Even its new name, CBGB L•A•B (Lounge And Bar), sounds market researched to within an inch of its humorless life, and the menu reads like it wandered around the airport for a while and couldn't decide on a destination. But the font! That was worth keeping.
Just one more thing that's legal in New Jersey.