Will Hell Freeze Over? Bossert Said to Have “Soft Opening” in August

Brownstoner reports that the Bossert Hotel, at Montague and Hicks streets, may have a “soft opening” in August, followed by a “hard opening” in September. The owners have applied for a liquor license, in which they have disclosed these details:

The liquor license will cover a restaurant on the ground floor and a bar in the lobby (which will have live piano music), two ballrooms (used for weddings and other events) and a bar on the 14th floor that has both indoor and outdoor seating.

No music is planned for the outdoor area, which will close at 10 p.m. every night, Huey told the community board. The indoor area of the 14th floor will close at 11 p.m., while the restaurant and bar downstairs will close at midnight.

The newly appointed managers of the Bossert are the managers of the Tillary Hotel in downtown Brooklyn. According to the Post story, the Tillary has attracted a young crowd and some neighbors have complained. The story quotes the manager as saying: “At the Bossert, the goal would be higher rates, more corporate clients — we’re aiming toward a five-star hotel.”

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  • bhcitizen

    hopefully they don’t intentionally try to burn this bldg down like they did the S. W. Browne Grain Storehouse @ 595 Smith Street

  • Andrew Porter

    I met the manager outside the Bossert a few days ago, and e-mailed him all the scans I’d made of Bossert postcards. The hotel lobby was the site of a cosmetics company fashion shoot on Wednesday.

  • Local_Montague_Man

    Andrew – any indication if the soft opening is still happening?

  • Andrew Porter

    I’m not the person to ask.