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The Three Owners of Cold Crush Have Big Plans for the Future

On a recent Wednesday evening at Cold Crush, a customer sits on a high bar stool, eating a shrimp po' boy. The bar is half filled with twenty- and thirty-somethings, talking and sipping cocktails. Original art hangs on the red-brick walls. There are about twenty people in the building, but it's only 7:30 p.m.

The unmistakable drawl of Ol' Dirty Bastard slices through the low chatter over the P.A.: "You're gonna love this." Resident DJ Gypdahip has amplified the line, an ad lib before the MC's most famous song, "Brooklyn Zoo." The track kicks in, and a couple of people clap; someone gets up and starts dancing.

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