Thursday, June 13, 2013

Tu Casa Recording Studio is leaving Avenue B

We heard a rumor last month that Tu Casa Recording Studio was going to leave its longtime home at 95 Avenue B between East Sixth Street and East Seventh Street.

Now, this weekend, there's a Tag Sale at the studio. Per the Facebook invite:

Drums, Guitar amps, Base amps, PA, etc, everything most go.

(bring your guitar or bass to test amps)

Saturday 11 am - 3 pm and Sunday 12 noon - 4 pm

And there's currently a listing for the space in the co-op building.

Ground and first floor are zoned commercial, third and fourth floors are zone Residential


Ground floor Commercial Store, presently used as a music studio, 12ft ceilings. Suitable for all kinds of legal retail use

The current price is $1.095 million.

Tu Casa has been around since 1972. A very lengthy list of musicians have played here through the years... including Butch Morris, Black Flag, the Bush Tetras, Dee Dee Ramone, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs... (Find more names here.)

At this time, it's unclear if Mario is moving Tu Casa to a new space in Brooklyn ... or closing altogether.


BT said...

That fb event ID number seems not to work for me. :(

EV Grieve said...


Sorry about that... All the information from the invite is on this post.

Anonymous said...

Jeez, in this day and age you can hardly get a studio for that price. sucks they are leaving; someone is gonna get a deal on this.

Gojira said...

Yeah well ya know, I don't think there's a fro-yo or ice crap shop in that area, that's much more important than music.

Anonymous said...

Very sad. Does not sound promising for a new location, since they are selling off all the gear.

- East Villager

Legitimate Golf said...

That sucks. I used the studio at various times over the last ten years. The guy running it was grouchy, but reliable and professional. There was no other place like it in this area, far as I can tell. Always enjoyed and appreciated being able to rehearse loud here. Decent gear, lots of space in the big room and the location just could not be beat.

Makes sense that it is closing. There are effectively no more bands in the east village 2013.

Anonymous said...

i've said it before and i'll say it again: when are you renaming this blog "everything cool is moving/has moved to brooklyn."

Anonymous said...

A new studio was in developement there. Part of that space has been refurbished. Wonder whats going to happen to them ? Maybe you should investigate. The area does need such a biz !!

jelly andrews said...

Why are they leaving the Avenue B? Is their business not doing well in that location? A few months had already passed, so is the location already been sold?