Amidst the whirlwind of his latest project, Dream Downtown, we were able to steal a few questions from owner, Noah Tepperberg. He and his partners at The Strategic Group have been the brains behind famous hotspots such as Marquee and Avenue in NYC as well as TAO and LAVO in Las Vegas. With the new unveiling of the acclaimed, Dream Downtown, they continue their reign on nightlife. After our interview with Noah last week, we wanted more --and so did everyone else! Without further ado, here's ten questions with Tepperberg.
You've been quite a mogul in the nightlife sector. How did you get started?
I started throwing parties in high school for our annual school play called “sing”. After a few years of successful cast parties I moved onto lofts, clubs and bars. I ran parties as my summer job while in college, and went into the nightlife business full time straight out of college with my partner Jason Strauss, who I linked up with during our senior year in high school.
Best place you've ever traveled to?
A lot of people are wondering, do you have any plans for venues in L.A.? Is it a market you're interested in?
We are not interested in opening a place in L.A. at this time. Vegas is close enough for us.
People are calling Dream Downtown your best project yet. Do you agree?
I love all of my children equally, but Dream downtown is definitely one that will set our company apart from others that operate in the same space inside our industry.
What's your favorite restaurant in NYC?
What else do you hope to be doing 10 years from now?
What's the funniest story you have from all your years in the nightlife business?
Lebron or Kobe?
Yankees or Mets?