Zorn told the Times that he hoped to find another venue. Now, as The Village Voice reports, Zorn and the Stone are taking up residence in the New School's Glass Box Theater on West 13th Street beginning in March 2018.
Here's the Voice with more:
In a physical sense, the move seems radical — from an unmarked windowless former Chinese restaurant at the far end of the East Village to a sleek climate-controlled space featuring a glass wall facing a busy Greenwich Village street.
“Nothing else will change,” Zorn said. He will continue as artistic director of the nonprofit venue, with musicians doing all the curating and volunteers providing support. Artists will continue to receive all revenue from tickets, which will remain priced at $20. The seating capacity — 74 — will stay the same. “And our aesthetic will not alter one bit,” Zorn said.
For Zorn, the move isn’t one of need, his club’s lease wasn’t up. “It was simply time for a change,” he said.
And via the news release on the move:
Beginning in March 2018, The Stone at The New School will operate five nights a week, presenting one show a night in The Glass Box Theater, a ground level performing arts space surrounded by windows to the street and Arnhold Hall lobby and designed as part of the gut renovation of much of Arnhold Hall, led by the architectural firm Deborah Berke Partners.
Starting this June, in anticipation of the formal move to The New School, The Stone at The New School will present two shows a week on Friday and Saturday evenings...
The news release includes a full listing of the weekend shows that will take place beginning in June.
The Stone opened in 2005, and has played hosted to an estimated 7,000 performances.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: The Stone said to be closing in 2018; new venue in the works