Knitting Factory – 14th St update & some upcoming shows
Strike Anywhere @ Knitting Factory, NYC – March 1, 2008 (CRED)
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