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Written by Emily Ferber
ABC's Thursday night trifecta of deliciously soapy dramas has had such a cultural impact that it's changed one of the most common acronyms we know. TGIF is now TGIT, and we couldn't agree more with that game-changing day switch. First came Grey's Anatomy, then Scandal. Then, this past fall, How To Get Away With read
Between the two of them, Brooke Baxter Bailey and her
husband, Jeff Bailey, have founded an underground performance-art space, a live-music venue, a piano bar, and a coffee-and-tacos shop —all in Williamsburg.
Their latest venture, however, has taken them Upstate: The couple have opened the Glass Mountain Inn, part read