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Bowery Presents’ new 2000-capacity Brooklyn Classic update: applying for liquor license, planning to open this year

Brooklyn Classic

Earlier this year, it was revealed that Bowery Presents were hoping to open a new 2000-capacity venue in East Williamsburg that would be called Brooklyn Classic (in the factory building at 319 Frost St). A new article for The Brooklyn Paper has more details. Regarding the venue layout, the article says:

The venue will have a similar layout as the Music Hall of Williamsburg, with a large open theater ringed by a balcony and smaller bars, as well as an enclosed outdoor courtyard for smokers.

Bowery Presents also appeared before the neighborhood’s Community Board 1 this week to get approval for a liquor license:

Some neighbors at the meeting of the panel said they are concerned that the venue will inundate their streets with cars and drunken music lovers.

“It is hard enough to park around here as it is,” said Jonathan Ellis. “Another 2,000 people here is a lot.”

The board’s votes are strictly advisory, so even if it disapproves of the booze permit, it is still up to the state liquor authority to make the final approval.

The Brooklyn Paper also mentions that Bowery Presents plans to have Brooklyn Classic open this year. That should fill the void of Bowery Presents no longer booking at Webster Hall.

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