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"Why should people get to see plans? This isn't a public project."
Bruce Ratner in Crain's Nov. 8, 2009

Ratner To Do More Business...With Chicago

The proposed return of pro sports to Brooklyn is supposed to be a great boon for Brooklyn, according to Forest City Ratner and its Atlantic Yards cheerleaders. Right? Brooklyn pride, Brooklyn business. Brooklyn, Brooklyn, Brooklyn. Well here are the major deals Ratner has made using his mythological arena which he hopes to build upon a foundation of eminent domain abuse:

The UK

Well first there was the huge $400 million arena naming rights deal with the UK's Barclays Bank. A sweet deal for Ratner, no doubt, but Brooklyn would just get the Barclays logo slapped all over it every which way.


Then last November the Nets announced an exclusive arena soda deal with Seattle-based Jones Soda Company. Why Seattle-based Jones Soda? Nets "marketing guru" Brett Yormark explained:
“At the end of the day, Jones was the most compelling opportunity for us when you factor in the financial benefits, but most importantly the brand activation opportunities to not only glamorize the Barclays Center but to glamorize our franchise.”

And now, the Brooklyn Eagle reports, it's Chicago:

Brooklyn Nets Chooses Food Service Co. For Planned Barclays Arena

“Brooklynites are passionate about their food and that will be a crucial ingredient for a best-in-class experience at the Barclays Center,” said Brett Yormark, president and CEO of Nets Sports and Entertainment. “We chose Levy Restaurants because it has an award-winning track record as the preeminent premium dining provider at sports and entertainment venues. This is another big step forward as we continue moving closer to bringing a world class arena and the Nets to Brooklyn.”

The Barclays Center’s premium restaurants and luxury suites will feature menus with the flair of contemporary American cuisine and diverse ethnic specialties. At general concessions, guests can enjoy a range of menu offerings with a distinct Brooklyn flavor including pizza, hot dogs, knishes, egg creams, cheesecake, and much more. There will also be kosher dining options in restaurants, suites and concession stands.

Levy Restaurants, based in Chicago, draws upon its roots as restaurateurs to bring the restaurant dining experience to sports and arena venues across the U.S. and U.K., including the Billie Jean King USTA National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, N.Y., Churchill Downs in Louisville and the 02 arena in London.

Yup, it's all about Brooklyn; we can just smell the freshly grilled 8 dollar "civic pride" hot dog.

Posted: 3.19.08
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