CBGB, the iconic New York music club that hosted performance from some of the most famous punk, rock and new wave musical acts of the 1970s and 1980s, is to re-open - but not in  the way you might imagine.

The original site of the club, at 315 Bowery in Manhattan, shut its doors as a venue in 2006 after 43 years, when Patti Smith played the final gig after issues with rent forced its closure.

Now, however, the CBGB name is being used on a diner-style restaurant at Newark Airport in New Jersey, which will serve "American fare in a fun environment recalling the legendary music venue.”

The menu already misses a trick by not naming its dishes after bands like The Ramones, Blondie or Television, however; instead, The Gothamist reports, it's all standard fare such as salads, soups and sandwiches.

It sounds like punk, in this particular instance, is very much dead.