Friday, September 21, 2012
Several readers let us know that The Local 269, the nice little live music venue on East Houston and Suffolk, is temporarily closed.
A band playing at 269 later next week noted on Facebook that their show "has been canceled due to a flood at Local 269 that destroyed their sound system."
We called the 269 for more information, but the number isn't in service now. And there aren't any messages about the flood on their website or Facebook page. Additionally, they didn't respond to emails asking for more information.
Last week, BoweryBoogie reported that 269 E. Houston, the six-story apartment building where the Local lives, is for sale. Current asking price is $9.95 million. The Massey Knakal listing notes that the commercial unit is leased out through December 2013.
The Local 269 space was previously home to Meow Mix and Vasmay Lounge. The Local opened in February 2009.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Former Vasmay Lounge space is now the Local 269