HQ, the nightclub that once teemed with partygoers at Revel, asked a federal judge on Monday to help it re-open even as the casino hotel itself remains shut.

IDEA Boardwalk LLC, which owns the club, asked Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Gloria Burns to prevent Revel from obstructing HQ’s efforts to open as an independent outfit.

Michael Barry, who runs IDEA Boardwalk, has said the nightclub has a private entrance that wouldn't require clubgoers to traverse the casino-hotel itself.

IDEA is trying to get state approval to “essentially put a wall between itself and the casino,” according to a court filing Monday.

The company has asked Revel’s bankrupt parent for permission to use a vacant lot fronting Metropolitan Avenue for parking, the filing said.

Last week Burns approved a $110 million sale of Revel to Brookfield US Holdings LLC.

Brookfield has said it plans to reopen Revel as a casino resort, but has not publicly disclosed when that would happen and whether it intends to keep HQ as a tenant.

A Revel spokeswoman could not immediately be reached for comment.

Contact Reuben Kramer:

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