The Living Room Granted One Month Reprieve at 154 Ludlow

Posted on: January 21st, 2013 at 6:09 am by

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Shortly before the new year, the Living Room announced the unfortunate news that it would be departing 154 Ludlow Street at the end of January. This was the second location for the popular Lower East Side venue, which called this address home for ten years. Skyrocketing rents were blamed. However, the goodbyes can now be postponed for an additional month, as the landlords recently granted a reprieve to the establishment.

Ownership informs us that the lease extension was granted because the landlords have yet to score a replacement tenant. In the meantime, the Living Room plans to open a new location come spring, and is still raising money for the move via Pledge Music campaign. The unspecified funding goal is nearly half complete thanks to more than 200 generous donors, and there’s still another month to go.

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