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Monte Proser's Beachcomber

New York, NY
Bar & Restaurant
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Broadway at 50th
New York, NY
Opened in 1940
Closed in 1943 or 1944
No longer in operation.

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Monte Proser was one of the first to lift Donn Beach's Don the Beachcomber
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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
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). The interiors were created by Clark Robinson.
Proser's chain of Beachcomber restaurants grew to include locations in Miami Beach, Florida
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, Boston, Massachusetts
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, Baltimore, Maryland
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and Providence, Rhode Island
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. 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.