Posted in music | venues on January 5, 2013

Market Hotel - January 2009 (more by Tim Griffin)
Market Hotel

In addition to working on a completely new venue somewhere in the Buswhwick area, DIY Brooklyn show promoter Todd P reports that the project to reopen Market Hotel is still very much underway....

MARKET HOTEL PROJECT - a project to reopen a long-shuttered, beloved concert space / art space
Construction has finally commenced! Opening date tbd. Nearly 2 1/2 years ago Market Hotel closed as an underground event space. A decision was made to fight to reopen this unique place and to relaunch with our legal ducks in order - but also to turn down commercial investors and instead make it work as a not-for-profit dedicated to the community (without using crowd sourcing). It has not been easy, nor glamorous, but after much struggle the project finally found its necessary funding roughly a year ago, and has spent the last 12 months navigating the permitting process to reopen with proper alcohol license, occupancy permit, permit for "assembly," and other necessary paperwork. These things are not yet in hand, but our legal and financial pathway is finally in sight to begin construction to satisfy the requirements to get to those goals. Some may be surprised to hear that this project is alive - but rest assured: nearly every day we are working behind the scenes to make the reopening of Market Hotel a reality. This space will re-open not as some temple of "indie" whatever, but as a space dedicated to bringing the privileged concepts of all ages access and affordable tickets to many music genres. **ACTUALLY HAPPENING** seriously! Stay tuned.
Read this (older) article from the Brooklyn Rail for some background on the project. - Todd P
We last thought about Market Hotel in April when a show was actually announced as happening there, and before that in October 2011 when we heard about the funding Todd references above. Prince Rama held a party on the roof there earlier in 2011. The venue 'went dark' in April 2010 after a bit of trouble with cops.

In its heyday the ex-Dominican Speakeasy hosted shows with the likes of Surfer Blood, Woods, Real Estate, Cloud Nothings, Cold Cave, Cymbals Eat Guitars, Wavves, The Intelligence, USAISAMONSTER, Times New Viking, Fucked Up, Pissed Jeans, Vivian Girls, Crystal Stilts, Tyvek, Black Lips, Deerhunter, Dan Deacon, HEALTH, Black Dice, Titus Andronicus, Ted Leo, No Age, Islands, and many, many, many more.



Comments (17)

you forgot when Death Grips played there in August of 2011 complete with a working guillotine

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 3:23 PM

Permit for Place of Assembly is no joke. No wonder it has taken so long and so much money.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 3:26 PM

Also the Red Hot Chili Peppers late-night unannounced show in May 2009 was fucking epic.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 7:13 PM

And let us also not forget that one epic night when it was catered by Manouns.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 8:25 PM

Death Grips is one of the biggest corporate jokes on the internet. Fake ass shit music for fake ass posers.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 8:30 PM

why bother? in 5 years it will be a starbucks or a duane reade.

Posted by Anonymous | January 5, 2013 8:38 PM

long live market

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 12:27 AM

Finally Japanther will have a place to play in Brooklyn!

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 11:41 AM

japanther, huh. it's not 2003 anymore. how old are you?

Posted by Anonymous | January 6, 2013 12:53 PM

We need more venues where artists can reach out to their fans at affordable prices.

Posted by Netributor | January 7, 2013 4:11 AM

what 12:27 said

Posted by Anonymous | January 7, 2013 8:55 AM

Pedal to the metal, boys!

Posted by Regular reader | January 7, 2013 9:12 AM

Who is funding the project or is it a secret?? Best of luck with it though the hard work will pay off,

Posted by Gary halpin | January 10, 2013 4:08 PM

I get it, being an intolerant prick and hating a thoughtful man is the new not being an intolerant prick and hating a thoughtful man.

Posted by Download FireFox 2013 | February 27, 2013 5:49 PM

I love the red hot chilli peppers

Posted by catering winnipeg | June 26, 2013 1:13 PM

Todd p is a fucking tool. He should be embarrassed about this:
"The Market Hotel project is happening for real this summer—the roommies are moving out, the construction plan is breaking ground, we’re getting permits and licenses etc—there’s lots to do, and we could use help. Looking for students who are living in New York City and are off for the summer, who can commit to a set schedule of at least 3 days per week, and own a laptop. No experience required and folks who can receive course credit are preferred. You will be working in (and out) of the office that also manages 285 KENT AVE, Stanhope Cellar Studios, SHOWPAPER, Otras Obras, Festival Nrmal, etc. Opportunities to learn about show booking, construction project management, gallery management, how licenses and permits work, bookkeeping, banking, and a lot more. email an informal resume to THEMARKETHOTEL@GMAIL.COM."
Free labour weeeeeeeeeeeee! Seriously dude, pay you cheap fuck. But then again who can make money these days actually paying for labour? Do yourself a favor and don't intern for this tool bag. It will not get you marketable skills that will be valuable later. Free labor leads to more free labor really. It's probably a totally illegal "internship" (as are tons of them) but I'm sure no one will complain. He's looking for a fucking staff and will most likely treat you like absolute shit and when it's done you will figure out how you wasted your time. Todd p is a total asshole too. He's fucking disgusted by Boyd rice while looking for slaves for his little worthless empire that can't even afford to pay a staff. Douche.
Here's one of the requirements for an internship to be legal:
"The intern does not displace regular employees, but works under close supervision of existing staff." He would totally need to pay for all the services he mentions but of course would rather not pay for it. Dickhead.

Posted by Anonymous | June 29, 2013 11:23 PM

Amazingly innovative and gorgeous!!!

Posted by Bozeman | September 11, 2014 9:10 AM

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