Photo of cumgirl8 at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn from 10/21 by Stacie Joy
After 13 years of hosting live music and comedy on Metropolitan Avenue in Brooklyn, the Knitting Factory shut down on Sunday night.
In the Instagram post announcing the live music venue's closure in June, the company ended with: "Don’t fret, you'll see us again in the coming months." (Management said the landlord wanted to double the rent in Williamsburg.)
Multiple tipsters have told us that the Knitting Factory would be opening a concept in the East Village in the months ahead. Morgan Margolis, president and CEO of Knitting Factory Entertainment, confirmed to EVG that the Knitting Factory will be coming to the neighborhood.
However, Margolis, who was born and raised in the East Village, was not ready to reveal where just yet, stating that an announcement would be coming later this fall.
In June, he told Brooklyn Magazine that the next iteration is "going to be a little different in that it's going to be more of a neighborhood bar … we're partnering up, so it's not just going to be Knitting Factory."
Michael Dorf and Louis Spitzer opened the original Knitting Factory in 1987 on Houston Street near Mulberry. The venue decamped for Tribeca before moving to Brooklyn in 2009. (Read more detailed history here.)
Today, the Knitting Factory's operations include venue ownership and management, festivals and events, artist management, recorded music production, and distribution.