VICKI’S BBQ is opening a restaurant inside the Brooklyn Nets arena.
The Brooklyn Nets announced Friday that the team has signed an agreement to lease space in the arena for VICKi’s BBQ, which is slated to open on the first floor of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
The Nets, who play at Barclays Center from Nov. 3-27, say the restaurant will serve up a mix of traditional barbecue and craft beer.
Joe D’Amico, the team’s president and chief operating officer, told The Associated Press that the Brooklyn restaurant will open by early fall, and that it will be a “great addition to Brooklyn” in terms of being a destination for fans and locals alike.
“It’s an amazing opportunity for the Brooklyn boroughs and the state of New York to create an event that is truly special,” D’Amico said in a statement.
“Vickis BBQ will be part of a great and growing community of events that are a true testament to our city’s sports heritage.”
The Brooklyn location of the restaurant comes on the heels of an expansion of VICKIS BBQ to Brooklyn, New York.
The restaurant was also slated to be open in Manhattan, but that deal fell through because the boroughs budget was not yet approved.
“I can’t thank the city and the borough enough for their patience,” Dinsmore said.
“They just didn’t see this coming.”
The Nets also signed an exclusive agreement with WNYC to broadcast games on WNYE Channel One from Nov