Bowery Rolls Into Philly

The Philadelphia club scene is about to undergo a growth spurt with news of The Bowery Presents entering the region.

The NYC promotion company has partnered with Philly locals Sean Agnew of R5 Productions and Avram Hornik and Mark Fichera of Four Corners Management to open a new venue called Union Transfer slated to debut Sept 21.

The general admission, all-ages venue, which will take the name of the train depot that used to occupy the site, will feature a flexible space that can accommodate up to 1,000-capacity crowds, the companies announced in a statement.

Renovations are under way to remove the building’s original columns and include a mezzanine level with tiered seating and a balcony.

The venue will also feature a raised platform for viewing, multiple bars and dressing rooms, as well as office space.

Agnew will book the venue in conjunction with The Bowery’s Johnny Beach and Hornik and Fichera will oversee operations at the club.

“With Sean’s finger on the pulse of the Philly indie-music scene, and Avram and Mark’s expertise in operations, we are aiming to provide Philadelphia with the best possible concert-going experience,” Bowery’s Jim Glancy said. “Our philosophies are all shared and simple: offer a great live music experience at good prices with no hassle.”

To that end, Union Transfer will host a number of shows this fall including Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Gillian Welch, CSS and Dum Dum Girls – with show prices ranging from $14 to $30. The group expects to book around 200 shows per year.