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NYC’s City Winery Is Heading Uptown

Some of you might remember when we first discussed the news about NYC’s own City Winery announcing their plans to relocate by the end of 2019. That news can be observed HERE by the interested, but now there is a revelation and a brand-new space to come. Check it out.

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The Press Release:
City Winery Founder and CEO, Michael Dorf, is pleased to announce that they are moving locations. After 10 incredible years at 155 Varick Street, City Winery has just signed a 25-year lease with RXR/Young Woo for a 32,000-sq. ft. space at Pier 57 in Hudson River Park. This site will be anchored by Google LLC, which will occupy a majority of the art deco former , Marine and Aviation Pier. The Pier is listed on the National and State Register of Historic Places and occupies a highly visible location in the park at West 15th Street, near Chelsea Market, the Meatpacking District, the High Line and the recently opened Whitney Museum.

city winery at pier 57

“We are excited and honored to have found a home in Hudson River Park and to be amongst so many architecturally significant buildings in this area. Pier 57 is going to be an amazing adaptive reuse with its own market, Google, and an 80,000-sq. ft. rooftop public park. We are so happy to be part of this unique space and instantly felt a connection to it, as it includes plans for a public marketplace as well. To bring our winemaking, food, and music to this market complex feels like a karmic honor,” says Michael Dorf.
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New York’s Storied Irving Plaza To Undergo Massive Renovation!!!

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The Press Release:
Irving Plaza, the 150-year-old iconic venue and host to a galaxy of legendary performers including Woody Guthrie, Pete Seeger, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, The Foo Fighters, Paul McCartney, Dave Matthews Band, The Talking Heads, The Clash, The Ramones, Radiohead and more will close this summer for eight months as part of a dramatic multi-million dollar makeover intended to transform the landmark performance hall with numerous upgrades and renovations throughout the building, it was announced by Live Nation’s Clubs & Theaters division.

Following a complete renovation of the property located in the Union Square neighborhood, improvements will include contemporary revamps of the lobby area and the music hall, new bars on all levels of the venue, the addition of a downstairs VIP lounge, and remodeling of the mezzanine including a new box-seating section configuration located on the mezzanine.

Executive Vice President, Live Nation Clubs & Theaters, Arich Berghammer said, “We’re thrilled to embark on a dramatic renovation of one the world’s most treasured music venues. When we unveil these experiential upgrades—both artists and fans will enjoy an unparalleled musical experience.”
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Venue Down: NYC’s Highline Ballroom To Close

Perhaps you’ve seen me make the statement “New York City doesn’t want to be New York City anymore” on some of our social networking posts on Facebook or Twitter when it comes to places that I enjoy spending time and money at. The email statement that I am sharing came to the site email just a short time ago and to sum it up, the Highline Ballroom will close up soon. Read on.

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The Official Statement:
Unfortunately after 12 years our landlord has decided not to renew Highline Ballroom’s lease. For over a year we were led to believe that a renewal was imminent, however it is now clear that the landlord has other plans for the building. This is obviously a growing trend within the New York real estate market impacting various entertainment venues and businesses.

We plan on reopening Highline Ballroom at a new location in the Chelsea/Meatpacking District and are currently looking at options. We hope to be able to announce our plans soon. In the meantime our final show date and programming will be announced shortly.
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NYC’s Irving Plaza Celebrates “100 Sold-Out Shows” For 2018

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The other day the band Taking Back Sunday announced a special performance at NYC’s own Irving Plaza to help the venue reach a concert attendance milestone for the 2018 year and sell out a full “100” shows. Today we help celebrate this accomplishment by saying “well done” and please keep that stuff coming.

PiercingMetal Thoughts: “100 Sold-Out” shows is no joke nor an easy feat so kudos to everyone involved in making that happen. I’m talking about the venue promoters, the bookers and the bands and most importantly – YOU!!! That’s right YOU….The fans are the most crucial factor in making a show be a complete sell out event. Irving Plaza holds “about” 1100 people and historically speaking if I can trust my old ticket stubs and entries on setlist.fm, I have been here well over 100 times. From the looks of it, the only venue that I went to more than this one is the now shuttered B.B. King Blues Club (please bow your heads for a moment of silence – thank you).
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Breaking: City Winery’s New York Flagship To Relocate By 2020

The Press Release:
City Winery’s 30,000-square-foot location on Varick Street has been purchased by Disney, forcing the business to relocate. City Winery New York was the first of 6 national locations and been in the Hudson Square neighborhood for a decade. Disney acquired the entire block from the Trinity Church Real Estate-owned site to build a one million-square foot New York headquarters.

“We have had a very strong relationship with Trinity over the years and knew that the demolition of our building was ultimately unavoidable. We
hope to work with them to find a suitable location given their substantial property holdings. Trinity, and now Disney, has continued to express that
City Winery is a significant cultural asset to the neighborhood and would like us to stay in the area,” stated Michael Dorf, CEO and Founder of City

City Winery intends to find, secure and begin construction on their new New York City location before the end of 2018. The official opening is planned
for January 1, 2020 — which is when they must vacate Varick Street. “It is inevitable in a city like New York that 2-story buildings will eventually
yield to taller ones. It is unfortunate to see historically significant 120-year old brick-and-beam gems get swapped for 50-story generic glass towers. The character of the neighborhood changed when Trump’s tower went up. It is my hope that the design of this new Disney building – and the millions of
square feet Google is adding to their office – will be a positive addition to the dynamism of our vibrant community,” Dorf added.
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