Archive Diver - Bruce and Arnold Zimberg's Bar Balu at Bayside Ad From 1988

Bayside Marketplace, 1988, cocaine, gold chains, bikini broads, and look-at-me money. Happy hour at Bar Balu, pictured above, looks like a sardine tin packed full of Arnold Zimberg shirt wearing office clone mothafuckers, which is fitting, since he owned the place.

A 1988 Nation's Restaurant News article verifies Bruce and Arnold Zimberg's ownership of the 250 seat restaurant Bar Balu at Bayside Marketplace. According to the same article, they also owned Il Palazzo, and Il Bianco in New York City, the Liberty Cafe at the South Street Seaport, and Woodrow's on Route 1 in Princeton, N.J.

Arnold Zimberg is known the world over for his menswear. We don't know and were unable to verify who Bruce is. Arnold Zimberg does business as The Miracle Group, Inc. The company was sued for $593,000 in October of 2008 for breach of contract.

Anybody out there remebember Bar Balu at Bayside Marketplace or Bruce or Arnold Zimberg? Leave a comment.

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