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Strike Anywhere @ Knitting Factory, NYC - March 1, 2008 (CRED)
Strike Anywhere @ Knitting Factory

Crain's New York contacted Knitting Factory after hearing about the possible NYC move to 14th St......

We are in an active search for a new location and 14th Street is a highly desirable area" said Jared Hoffman, president of Knitting Factory Entertainment, Inc. When asked if he would consider buying out the spot at 74 Leonard St., Mr. Hoffman said "a rock venue underneath newly-converted condos would not be desirable."

A spot on 14th Street--the above address is at Avenue A--would be the Factory's third location, after starting at 48 East Houston Street around 20 years ago. The concert hall has been on Leonard Street for the last 14 years.

But even with a move, the club stands little risk of going the way of knitting itself. Last year, Knitting Factory Entertainment launched a service with ShopText Inc. that allows music fans to buy concert tickets through cell phone text messaging. And in 2006, the company acquired a majority interest in Boise, Idaho-based concert promoter Bravo Entertainment. Mr. Hoffman has said Knitting Factory Entertainment will continue opening new venues throughout the country.

UPCOMING @ KNITTING FACTORY, NYC
March 03 - Saturday Looks Good To Me, Salt & Samovar (tonight)
March 04 - Boris & Growing
March 05 - White Williams & Pterodactyl
March 06 - Variety Shac (comedy)
March 21 - Tilly & The Wall
March 22 - Why? & Panther

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Comments (17)

"14th Street is a highly desirable area"

Ugh, not quite. I love the current location since it is close to many subway lines. 14th and A is only close to the L train. Not good with the constant service disruptions. At least it's not Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 12:13 PM

At least Manhattan sucks. Compared to Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 12:47 PM

Well, at least it isn't that far from the Union Square train stop. Probably like 5-10 minute walk or so if you dont want to use the L. Could be worse. It could in middle of nowhere, like our favorite terminal up on the west side.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 1:16 PM

"At least Manhattan sucks. Compared to Brooklyn."

Before you complain again, are you even from NYC, or are you just another transient hipster from Ohio? Don't say Brooklyn is better when you just moved here 5 years ago.

I live in Brooklyn, but let's face it, Manhattan is easier for almost everyone to see shows. Equal access from Brooklyn, Queens, Jersey, even upstate. Getting from one part of Brooklyn to another by public transportion is a PITA. Plus, the current KF location has some great restaurants around it in Tribeca.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 2:25 PM

Ohio is way cooler than Manhattan or Brooklyn right now. Just ask Times New Viking.....

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 3:07 PM

if they move to brooklyn they might be able to rent an actual knitting factory again.

Posted by Jimmy Legs | March 3, 2008 3:28 PM

@12:13 PM, If you *really* didn't want to ride the L the 14th St location isn't too far from Union Square..come on now. Not to mention there are buses on 14th St too.

I'd actually prefer the 14th st location over its current location, way more options to grab a pre or post show drink in that area. Brooklyn wouldn't be a bad location either (since you threw that out there).

Posted by Lars | March 3, 2008 3:31 PM

"I'd actually prefer the 14th st location over its current location, way more options to grab a pre or post show drink in that area."

You obviously do not know Tribeca. True, many of the great bars have closed down over the past few years, but there are still many great options around. And there are fewer beard-wearing/track-bike-riding hipsters, which is always a huge plus.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 4:06 PM

That area around there is pretty dead (Canal St), you have to admit that. With Knitting gone it will be even more dead.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 4:36 PM

I hate you all.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 4:53 PM

Why would I want to walk from 1st Ave all the way down to C when I can just as easily masturbate and play video games?

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 5:00 PM

The Knitting Factory at either location was not in an actual knitting factory.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 5:26 PM

i hope it stays where it is.

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 6:03 PM

WWHLD (what would heath ledger do?)

Posted by Anonymous | March 3, 2008 6:53 PM

"That area around there is pretty dead (Canal St), you have to admit that."

Tribeca rules. There is nothing on Canal St. Besides Mehanata, there has never been anything there. All the good bars are around Church St.

Posted by Anonymous | March 4, 2008 12:06 AM

you all need to go and eat some balls of yarn and open up your own knitting factories....wankers

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2008 9:15 PM

anon 9:15 are you the guy with blue hair in that picture?

Posted by Anonymous | March 5, 2008 11:36 PM

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