New York Magazine

Darius Azari, Christopher and Eric Goode, and Shawn Hausman, the four owners of Area, begin their assault with hammers and crowbars. The flaming cross, the central artifact of December's Faith theme, is wrenched from the swimming pool. Into the dumpster go the Mexican-church facade, the giant Buddha, the Egyptian tomb. By noon, with more helpers on the scene, the hundred-foot entranceway is stripped bare, and discarded icons litter the dance floor.