Upon concluding his professional baseball career, Brian landed a coveted position with esteemed nightlife innovators, the Gerber Group. During his tenure with the company, Brian was integral to the success, as opening General Manager, of Stone Rose Lounge in Manhattan’s Time Warner Center.
In 2009, Brian, with wife Carrie Packin and financial partner Dave Nader, launched City Nights Hospitality and its flagship location, 48 Lounge, within Rockefeller Center’s McGraw-Hill Building. In its first year, 48 Lounge was awarded the Zagat Award of Excellence, ranking 6th out of 1400 lounges throughout NYC, amongst Daniel, Jean-Georges and the Gotham Bar & Grill. Most recently, 48 Lounge won The Concierge Choice Award for Best Lounge in NYC.
In 2015, Brian and City Nights Hospitality were asked by world-renowned developers The Related Companies to join the distinguished Time Warner Center restaurant and bar collection, as Operating Partner and Creator of Parkview Lounge in the former Stone Rose Lounge Venue.
City Nights Hospitality’s success and numerous accolades can be directly attributed to Brian’s multi-faceted experience within up-market nightlife and dining, as well as his exceptionally high standards for product and service quality.