Knitting Factory Operating Wilma

Knitting Factory Entertainment has announced it is actively pursuing a venture into third-party facility management, with the first step being an exclusive partnership with the  in Missoula, Mont.

Knitting Factory has worked with the building in the past, and it has also provided consulting services with other buildings, but this is the first time Knitting Factory has made a conscious effort to become a facility management service, the company’s Mark Dinerstein told Pollstar.

To that effect, Knitting Factory has hired Bart Whitaker to be GM of Wilma Theatre starting Aug. 18. In the past, Knitting Factory Presents and the Wilma Theatre have produced and promoted nearly 300 shows bringing acts like Jane’s AddictionFitz & The Tantrums and  to Missoula, according to a statement.

The company says to expect several more similar announcements in the coming weeks.