The Press Release:
In August 2016, Sony Square NYC opened with the mission to be a public space committed to showcasing the Sony Brand through innovations in electronics; providing behind-the-scenes looks at TV shows and movies; celebrating music artists and their fans; and bringing together the gaming community. Located at Sony’s New York City headquarters, there was no better place to experience the past, present, and future of our brand, than by walking into Sony Square NYC. Continue reading Breaking: Sony Square NYC Permanently Shutters Amid Covid-19 Outbreak→
Though we’re firm in the belief that the New 2018 Year is loaded with potential promise, good times to be had and awesome events, there does come a bit of sadness with the tolling of the bell as it pertains to the space that once housed the American Beauty NYC club. Take a look at the official statement that was making the rounds earlier today.
The Statement: “It is with a heavy heart that we announce our doors closed after December 31st 2017. Our home at 251 West 30th Street was purchased by Herald Square Properties in 2016, who are renovating the building and renting to new tenants. We’d like to thank our loyal staff, customers and every artist who’s performed on our stages for a magical run. Although it’s sad to say goodbye to our Midtown party factory for now, we are happy for the memories that will live on with those who experienced it. Fare Thee Well”.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: According to my records, I’ve NEVER been to American Beauty NYC but have been in the same space that it was when it was using other names on the marquee (Club Rebel and Slake for reference sake). I always had a decent time in the space and felt that a lot of the bands who were coming through were only going to be able to book shows for their regional fans here based on the size of the place. Several months ago, NYC lost Webster Hall to its new owners and potentially two-year long renovations. The smaller spaces in that venue don’t appear to be coming back in the new configuration so losing another smaller venue to development and new renters is a bit of a sad thing to me because we already had lost Santos Party House which was for many artists the perfect size space. I love seeing shows and I love when the more austere bands out there find their way into an event space like this because its perfect for their needs. Recently the bands Tyketto and Jason Bieler (of Saigon Kick) each had played here to very positive responses and so much for catching them here the next time around. So another one down as NYC seeks to stop being NYC each and every month. If you were a regular patron here, I wonder what you think about this news. Chime in down below. Thanks ABNYC for serving up the music for the time that you did. Ciao.
I observed this on someone’s Facebook page earlier today and am sharing the information with The Metal Republic because a number of the bands that I know around the scene have booked shows there and were looking forward to doing more. This apparently took place the other day so please read on.
“Attention all our ARENA QUEENS fans & friends: Due to circumstances beyond our control, the City Marshall has padlocked and shut down Arena. We have worked diligently with the Marshall & Landlord and tried everything in our power to keep the club open during this unfortunate process, but to no avail. This is not to say that we will not get the club back open at a future date at this location, or possibly another location, but for right now the doors are shut. We thank all our fans and friends who have supported us over the last 7 months, our wonderful staff, all the bands, promoters, DJs etc that helped make this a great place to perform and hang out at! We will keep you posted, so watch this page for any future announcements regarding ARENA QUEENS!!!”
Sadly I had not yet been out there for a show as the schedule did not allow it but it’s always terrible to see a promising space go away but such is the way we find the scene today. I imagine that any inquiries about this matter can be directed to the venue via their Facebook Page which I have linked for your use.