shuttered Williamsburg venue Zebulon reopening…in LA
Bar, restaurant and live music venue Zebulon existed in during the mid-'00s heyday of Williamsburg, Brooklyn and closed in 2012 due to escalating rents and changing shape of the increasingly-less-arty neighborhood. Co-owner Jef Soubiran moved his family to Los Angeles and are moving Zebulon there as well, hoping to open in the Elysian Valley neighborhood in summer 2016:
We are undertaking an extensive renovation of a 1930’s bakery building on Fletcher Drive located just next to the Los Angeles River. This new incarnation of Zebulon will continue in the spirit of its predecessor in Brooklyn, but in a larger space and with an expanded vision. Excitement is growing in our new Los Angeles home.
In order to fully realize the potential available in a larger space, the decision was made to create two separate rooms - a small café and a state-of-the-art performance space. A top quality sound system provided by L-Acoustics has been designed for the room, to ensure the best possible platform for all kinds of performance, be it live music, theater, film screenings, dance performance, after school programs or various workshops. This campaign will finance the purchase of this system along with stage lighting, video projection equipment, and all other audio aspects of the venue.
A GoFundMe campaign has been set up if you'd like to help construction. And you can watch a promotional film about Zebulon LA, below.