Jersey City’s The White Eagle Hall to become new music venue
The facade of The White Eagle Hall
On the heels of the announcement of Maxwell's closing and the subsequent block party to commemorate it, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that a new venue is scheduled to open down the road in Jersey City by Spring 2014. The venue will open in The White Eagle Hall, located on Newark Avenue. Says WSJ:
Owner Ben LoPiccolo and his partner, Olga Levina, have unveiled plans for a multipurpose theater, arts and music venue that could accommodate about 400 people sitting and 800 standing in its main hall, which includes a balcony. On the ground floor, two restaurants that would also host live music are planned.
The Wall Street Journal also reports that Maxwell's booker/co-owner Todd Abramson met with the owners of the space to discuss possible booking, but no agreement has been reached. Abramson hopes to open a new venue to "fill the void" left by Maxwell's.