Here's news about the venue on 11th Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avenue via Billboard:
After 27 years of operating Webster Hall, the Ballinger family is selling the 131-year-old Manhattan concert hall to AEG Presents and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment. The two firms will assume operating rights, assets and the long-term lease from building owner Unity Gallega while Bowery Presents will take over booking and talent buying.
According to the Post, the new owners have promised that any updates to the facility "won’t spoil its musty, lived-in charm."
Brett Yormark, chief executive of Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, told The Post: “We’re going to preserve what Webster Hall means to the consumers and artists, but we will contemporize it.” Expect food and beverage upgrades, with possible bathroom enhancements.
The Webster Hall deal was valued at some $35 million.
Webster Hall, built in 1886, was landmarked in 2008. Here's more history via Off the Grid a few years back:
Webster Hall has hosted a wide range of parties and meeting over its 129-year-old history. In its early years it “acquired a reputation as a center of leftist, socialist, anarchist, and union political activity”, according to a January 1888 Brooklyn Daily Eagle article.
In 2006, Webster Hall played host to K-Fed first (and last?) NYC show.