What Should Replace Blend?

The nightclub/restaurant called it curtains this week.

Popular Ridgewood nightclub/restaurant Blend was on the wrong end of last call this week, for the second time in less than five years.

Landlord Ed Sullivan is looking for a new tenant to lease the 14,000 square foot multi-level space complete with a back patio on Chestnut Street.

The building is fitted for a restaurant and bar, and Sullivan also holds one of Ridgewood's highly valued liquor licenses.

There have been some suggestions already as to what should replace Blend – a Latin dance club, or a wine loft – but here's your chance to add your $0.02.

It's possible some reader suggestions for the Bank of America property () could work. A small performance theater, perhaps? Upscale steakhouse? Microbrew pub?

I'm still holding hope that a  can be opened, however unlikely it may be. Anyway, add your pitch in the comments below!

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Estella Dido July 22, 2012 at 01:07 PM
Definitely a latin music dance place!!!!! o doubt about it. Blend's music was terrible!
Dan S July 24, 2012 at 02:09 PM
Korean BBQ or Sushi train.
Joe S. July 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM
Chestnut Street is a really nice street.....it has the Ridgewood Coin and Stamp shop which has been in business since 1980 and also the Chestnut Deli which seems to booming!!! I think Blend should be replaced with a gym with a health bar..yoga classes...and kick boxing....at reasonable rates so the whole community can be invovled with this recession..I think it would really take off.
Fan of Ridgewood August 07, 2012 at 03:11 PM
Love the idea of a performance theater!
Ridgewood Surfer December 16, 2012 at 08:44 PM
We need to get a place that would work in Hoboken or the village. A microbrewery would be great.... a place that wouldn't alienate any age group but, unlike blend didn't have an identity crisis by trying to accommodate everyone and no one at the same time. Great beer selection with solid comfort food made really really well. High end but rustic and accessible. Imagine Freeman's in NYC but with some entertainment that is on the smaller scale but cool enough to bring people in to hang out and spend time eating and drinking and spending money.


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