On November 30, 2016, The Mark Restaurant closed for the last time. BAT had been a friend of The Mark since the very beginning, and The Mark was a long time BAT sponsor. The Mark provided BAT with coffee and gift cards for every performance. Plus Debra and Chris, and later Cheryl, were good friends to BAT. Some of BAT’s best shows and specialty cocktails got their start while we were sitting in the bar at The Mark.
The Mark was also BAT’s partner for Dinner and Show tickets. That was a great deal for a wonderful dinner and discounted tickets to the show.
Casts, crew and guests would head to The Mark after the show. It was not uncommon for BAT to bring 20 or more people to The Mark after a show. We would hang out, talk theater and plan the next season until the ween hours of the morning. We would also run into people who saw the show that night. Good times.
I wonder if BAT would have made it without The Mark? I am not sure it would have. And between Dinner and a Show deals and the gift cards, BAT drove business to The Mark.
Starting December 1, The Mark became Classic Eats, with a new owner. The new owner is not interested in partnering with BAT, which is sad. So, BAT is looking for a new place to roost, and a new partner for Dinner and a Show.
BAT offers a very special hat tip to Debra, Chris and Cheryl. It was a very good run. Thank you.