concept, and he lifted the famous Zombie drink right along with it. Proser was largely responsible for introducing the Zombie to the east coast. He started with "Monte Proser's Zombie," a bar created for the New York Word's Fair in 1939. Based on that success, he opened Monte Proser's Beachcomber in 1940 in a space above the Winter Garden Theatre in Times Square (the same space would later hold Lanai
. His love affair with the Beachcomber concept didn't last long... his attention was taken by his other, more famous New York nightclub, the Copacabana. By 1944, the location had become a new nightclub, Zanzibar.
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