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Done Deal: EMM Group Takes Georgica As Matt Levine Moves On

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The rumored shake-up at Wainscott nightspot The Georgica is a done deal. A tipster tells us that The Georgica's 2009 operator, Matt Levine, has jumped ship and will be replaced by Eugene Remm and Mark Birnbaum's EMM Group, who will run the venue on Saturday nights.

One rumor making the rounds had it that EMM would re-brand the venue as SL East in honor of their Meatpacking District hotspot, but the venue will keep the Georgica name (and the same Friday night promoters) for the season, a minor blow to the Manhattan power duo. As for Levine, another tipster reports that the Eldridge maestro will be taking over the former Botswick's at Three Mile Harbor in East Hampton that's reopening as The Boathouse. Unlike the Lily Pond drama, this "shake up" was all done on the up and up, as Levine was offered the new space and Remm and Birnbaum took advantage of the available night. It's so nice when everything works out for the best, even if it does seem just a bit too good to be true. Six weeks until Memorial Day!
· Will New Management Bounce Matt Levine From Georgica? [Curbed Hamptons]