Webster Hall Will Reopen in Spring 2019
Legendary Manhattan club Webster Hall will reopen in spring 2019, the venue announced Wednesday. “See ya in 2019!” Webster Hall tweeted.
The storied venue shuttered in August 2017, just months after it was acquired jointly by Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment and AEG Presents’ regional partner The Bowery Presents.
“Sad but true, the legendary and world-famous Webster Hall has been sold and will close as we know it,” longtime Webster Hall executive Gerard McNamee Jr. wrote on Facebook in July 2017, adding that the venue would “be closed for an undisclosed period of time for demo, reno and transition to corporate ownership under Barclays/AEG/Bowery Presents.”
BSE and Bowery’s acquisition of Webster Hall was one of a flurry of moves that followed Bowery’s partnership with AEG Presents in early 2017. The same month that Webster Hall changed ownership, Bowery opened the 1,800-capacity Brooklyn Steel in Brooklyn’s East Williamsburg neighborhood. In August 2017, two Bowery Presents venues, Mercury Lounge and Bowery Ballroom, splintered from the entity.
<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” data-lang=”en”><p lang=”in” dir=”ltr”>see ya in 2019! <a href=”https://t.co/t5qMyPJNv5″>pic.twitter.com/t5qMyPJNv5</a></p>— Webster Hall (@WebsterHall) <a href=”https://twitter.com/WebsterHall/status/1079846183957352448?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>December 31, 2018</a></blockquote>
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While no additional information is currently available, a BSE representative confirmed Webster Hall’s imminent reopening to Pollstar. AEG did not immediately return request for comment.
Webster Hall won the Pollstar Award for Nightclub of the Year for 2016.