[Photo from Saturday]
Reps for the newish owner of Webster Hall filed the necessary permits with the city yesterday to renovate the landmarked building on 11th Street between Third Avenue and Fourth Avennue.
Plans include interior demolition and structural work to help upgrade the facility and make it ADA compliant.
The Washington, D.C.-based Martinez+Johnson Architecture is listed as the architects of record. Per their website, the firm brings "their design sensitivities to cultural arts and institutional projects." Their work includes the restoration of the Kings Theatre in Brooklyn and the Boston Opera House.
Webster Hall closed on Aug. 10. Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment, along with AEG-backed The Bowery Presents, bought the building from the Ballinger family for $35 million in the spring.
The new owners will renovate the space, dropping the club nights to focus on live music. Some reports suggest that the new venue won't be ready until 2020. Billboard reported that there may be a name change here too.
Meanwhile, on Twitter...
While we freshen up, we’re going to bring you moments from your favorite Webster Hall artists. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the feed. pic.twitter.com/4pR1LqR8xp— Webster Hall (@WebsterHall) October 26, 2017
This was the last tweet from Oct. 26. Not sure where those moments are.