Posted in music | venues on October 18, 2011

a scene from Market Hotel, 2009 (more by Leia Jospe)
Market Hotel

"despite the travails of the scene and setbacks experienced by [Todd] Patrick himself--in June, Community Board 3 denied him and his partners a liquor license for a restaurant/avant-garde performance space on Avenue A--the summer also ushered a new era for him. He became a father in August. (He took a few months off.) Weeks later, he received a $100,000 grant to renovate Market Hotel, the Bushwick loft that was his flagship space until 2010. The space, which was founded in 2008 when he built it out with Ahearn and local punk outfit The So So Glos, has been largely inactive since the cops raided it during a Smith Westerns gig in early 2010, though a rotating cast of artists-in-residence has remained.

The anonymous grant was funneled through the Solo Foundation, a New York-based nonprofit that supports arts initiatives with social agendas. It will allow Market to make improvements and obtain a certificate of occupancy, a place of assembly permit, and a liquor license. Market Hotel will then be a licensed not-for-profit venue. "We won't have to hide in the shadows," Patrick says. The hope is that we can be open seven days a week." [Village Voice]

Long live Market Hotel.

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Comments (70)

woah

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 8:18 PM

So this is why Todd P has been low key for awhile.....what should I do with all this $$$

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 8:19 PM

SOROS!

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 8:29 PM

Jesus, who would give $100,000 to Todd P? That's like, 150 Vivian Girls shows!

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 8:33 PM

wow. been there, great news. since it's going legit, that mean we won't have to smell cigarette smoke anymore?

Posted by Michael Stuart | October 18, 2011 8:33 PM

ugh this is horrible news

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 8:39 PM

The 1% strikes again

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 8:42 PM

YES. FUCK YES.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 8:47 PM

God willing, 8:33.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 8:55 PM

Probably got it from his parents..

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 9:01 PM

todd's parents are farmers... doubt it

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 9:15 PM

Say what you will.
Market Hotel was fun as hell...

Posted by Blerns Ball #1 Fan | October 18, 2011 9:34 PM

I made the donation, seriously. Meant it from the bottom of my heart.

-Anonymous.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 9:51 PM

What the hell do you need that much money for? For that shit hole venue? They still won't be able to book decent bands!

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 9:52 PM

Troll bait topic throwing Todd under the bus. Stay classy, bv

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 9:53 PM

$ came from Frohawk

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 10:20 PM

great news. todd may not always book the most forward thinking bands, but the man has an unassailable ethical approach.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 10:34 PM

Frohawk made the donation during Hurricane Irene. God bless that man.

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 10:52 PM

Bloomberg?

Posted by Anonymous | October 18, 2011 11:27 PM

who gave $300,000 to occupy wall street?

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 12:23 AM

frohawk is a mensch

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 12:42 AM

Market Hotel deserves to live again.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 12:54 AM

99%, 1%, 53% it's all too much for me. The only thing I have any faith in is Frohawk.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 1:29 AM

Frohawk inside the glory hole? $100,00 for that? It must be good.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 1:34 AM

was just talking about the market hotel last night. good timing, i guess.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 2:01 AM

Richard Hayne donated it... hence the secretive nature of it.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 8:30 AM

$100K? For this? Just another example of why douchey one percenters like this donor can not be trusted to do what's right with their own money. This money could have bought 50 toilet seats for The Pentagon or underwritten a fabulous PBS documentary on Lesbians in Space.


Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 8:56 AM

GLORY HOLE!

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 9:36 AM

@9:51

Thanks Ted Danson.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 10:18 AM

doesn't a $100k donation run contrary to everything Todd P stands for? I don't get it

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 10:31 AM

Roger Daltrey and Peter Townshend!

Get it? Get it?

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 10:39 AM

anonymous is ted dansen

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 11:04 AM

Ted Danson wants to go where everybody knows his schlong (peeking out through the glory hole)

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 11:13 AM

I like this article cause I know who donated the $100,000. Won't say though cause that's personal. Long live speculation! Nice Chevy ads, BV...

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 11:19 AM

good stuff 11:19

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 11:20 AM

My taint flakes is all over that glory hole.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 11:35 AM

Like a Rock!

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 11:47 AM

Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee was dry.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 11:59 AM

11:19 Cool Story, Bro

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 12:02 PM

@11:59

When you're riding in a Chevy and you feel something heavy...

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 12:16 PM

who is paying for the chevy ads on BV???????????????????

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 12:18 PM

^ None other than the Red Rocker himself, Sammy Hagar.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 12:32 PM

The Obama Motor Company should have advertised the Volt here, not the sonic.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 12:47 PM

Is that a Kickball Katy gloryhole?

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 12:51 PM

I donated all my money to the Neutral Milk Hotel. Now I live in a tent down by the Wall Street.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 12:57 PM

nt to work there.
cool picture by the way

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 1:11 PM

12:57 thanks for the laugh

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 1:12 PM

todd p for president

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 1:13 PM

i really, REALLY hope they don't screw this place up in the renovation. Don't mess with perfection!!

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 1:14 PM

bill murray

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 1:15 PM

hey chevy, new yorkers don't drive
get with the pro

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 1:20 PM

We've got to stop these unlimited anonymous corporate donations to Todd P.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 2:24 PM

its from the occupy wall st. donations

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 2:27 PM

The AHLOTU donated the money.

(anonymous hummus lovers of the universe)

Posted by AHLOTU MEMBER. | October 19, 2011 3:04 PM

Wouldn't AHLOTU have been better served in donating their money to the IFPR? I personally oversee all donations to the Institute For Phytonutrient Research, and I can guarantee that 85 cents of every dollar goes to assure that there will never come a day when 1% of the people get 99% of the hummus.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 3:18 PM

Todd P will use this as seed money for his new SuperPAC. Kickball Katy for President.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 3:41 PM

trustfund hipster douchebags did

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 3:58 PM

Sarah Palin's vagina on a sesame seed bun did?

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 4:30 PM

all this talk of the chevy sonic really excites me, thank god bv is in touch with their audience and is offering ads i care about. the braun cruzer is another great example of personalized marketing that i just adore.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 4:39 PM

sarah palin pulled out of the presidential race, donated all money for the cause to market hotel thinking it was a wayward home for broke former hedge fund CEOs

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 5:01 PM

It was the Colbert Super Pac. Making a better tomorrow, tomorrow...

Posted by Nixon Raygun | October 19, 2011 5:01 PM

im going to buy a chevy right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks Todd P and BV

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 7:01 PM

Electric cars give off high levels of electro-magnetic radiation and are bad for your health.

Posted by Anonymous | October 19, 2011 9:29 PM

Firefox = no Chevy ads
duh

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2011 7:56 AM

"Firefox = no Chevy ads"

Yeah, man. Brooklyn Vegan shouldn't be entitled to make money for the service he provides and the eyeballs he brings here. It's all so icky, this commercialism. Abolish money, I say. Now if you'll forgive me, my iPod is fully charged so I'm a go get my Occupy Wall Street on.

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2011 8:32 AM

^ you sir are a moron.
BV can do anything he wants. He's got my vote for Mayor.

I was just saying that if you use Firefox then the Flash ads don't come up so you never see the Braun CruZer or Chevy Volt or whatever.

Stop being a fuckwad hater, 8:32. Unlike the OWS cretins, I have a life.

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2011 9:11 AM

8:32 was pretty obvious sarcasm. Obvious to me anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2011 9:33 AM

8:32 was pretty obvious projection. Obvious to me anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2011 9:35 AM

8:32 was pretty obvious subliminal hummus celebration. Obvious to me anyway.

Posted by Anonymous | October 20, 2011 9:45 AM


o frohawk

Posted by Anonymous | October 21, 2011 11:09 PM

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