Knitting Factory LA To Close

There will be one less music venue in Hollywood come November. The Knitting Factory’s lease expires on Oct. 31 and the company is considering other, non-Tinsel Town locations.

“When we get more info – when exactly we’re closing, what our last show will
be, and, most importantly, when and if we’re reopening in another
location, we will of course let you know,” a venue spokesman said in a statement. “Thanks, and to be sure, the ride isn’t over yet.”

The Knitting Factory, which that operates music venues in New York City, Spokane and Boise, will open clubs in Brooklyn and Reno within the next few months.

When Knitting Factory opened on Hollywood Boulevard in 2000 it was part of a complex that also included a movie theater, Tower Records and the Hollywood Entertainment Museum. But that was then, and now the venue counts a drug store, gym, grocery store and a shoe store as neighbors.