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EMM Group Taps Travis Bass for 199 Bowery Club
As if there was an inkling of doubt as to what the 20,000 square-foot EMM Group venture at 199 Bowery would become, look no further than Travis Bass himself. Not long after after his Inga takeover of Chrystie 141 just around the bend, the downtown nightlife honcho is headed downstairs in the old Crash Mansion space.
Eater has the scoop, noting that Bass will be in a power position at the unnamed basement club, managing operations, booking talent, and “coordinating the crowd” (euphemism for no hats or sneakers?). Of course, at the CB3 meeting back in January, the EMM folk promised a jazz-heavy performance rotation, specifically without promoted events. Seems like this Travis Bass deal could be in some sort of gray area…