Trump Soho vs. Hipsters: Whose Side Are You On?
Uh oh. Could Trump Soho be following in the well-clad footsteps of The Jane Ballroom? The hotels may be worlds apart (bunk beds at Trump? Quelle horreur!) but it seems that neighbors for the new Trump outpost downtown aren't so fond of the party crowd. Which, of course, is what shut The Jane Ballroom down at The Jane Hotel last October.
The New York Post's Page Six has the story of heated hipster tempers outside Trump Soho last Thursday night. The offending party was thrown by premium denim company Evisu, for tattoo artist Scott Campbell, and it proved so popular that hotel management stopped letter people in after midnight. A 'spy' told Page Six that the door girl was telling people that the hotel was at capacity.
"Evidently, the party was only supposed to be for 100 people, but 400 showed. So basically a ton of hipsters were loitering outside a Trump building, which was kind of hilarious."
Well, it would have been funnier if they were loitering uptown at the Trump International on Central Park, but we get the point. Trump doesn't usually equal hipster, not in any language.
Guests who did get inside to the party "drank the bar dry" and included Josh Hartnett and Selma Blair.
We wonder if this incident gives Trump Soho a sliver of hipster appeal or if the party crowd is just biding its time until The Jane Ballroom reopens ... soon.