Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Confirmed: Bowery Poetry Club closing for renovations July 17

[June 18 outside the Bowery Poetry Club]

After weeks of speculation about the future of the Bowery Poetry Club ... including our post yesterday from an employee ... DNAinfo's Serena Solomon gets confirmation that the 10-year-old Club will close on July 17 "to renovate its space in advance of a relaunch that will put a stronger emphasis on food."

"There will be a better mix of food and art," said founder Bob Holman, who declined to go into further detail about the new-look Bowery Poetry Club.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Is Duane Park in the Bowery Poetry Club's future?

What is happening with the Bowery Poetry Club?


Anonymous said...

Booooo! More emphasis on poetry, liquor, (coffee, drinks, whatever), theater and music! Everything in this town is food and foodies! Food is the new nightclubbing and I hate it!

Kristin said...

What About Bib?

EV Grieve said...

@ Kristin

My fave Bill Murray movie.

Thanks — I posted so quickly I never noticed the typo.

nygrump said...

It'll get even safer and blander when the mormons take over. Coffee will be banned.

Kristin said...

@ EV: What About Bob is so good.

I'm a longtime lurker around here. Keep up the great work!

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if Karen Benelli, who used to compete in slams at the Club, is still writing?

I see she has a tumblr: but don't know if she's still in the City.