Element Nightclub at 225 East Houston to Close

Posted on: November 12th, 2010 at 12:40 pm by

Eater is reporting that Element, the upscale nightclub inside the old Provident Loan Society building on East Houston, is shutting down for good. Apparently the owners sold the building from underneath the business.  Of course, the club needs to go out with a bang.

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According to the Facebook page, the proper sendoff party is schedule for November 21, at which point Element will revert to its former Bank identity.  Located at 225 East Houston (corner of Essex Street), the Provident Loan Society has quite a history in nightlife.  It was also formerly occupied by the Manhattan Gentlemen’s Club and a goth nightclub known as Chaos. Plus, artist Jasper Johns once dwelled and worked here.

Element management is reportedly telling fans and promoters, “one thing that is for sure is that it will no longer be a club.” So what could it be? Our money is on a new Duane Reade branch.  And why not?  They’re in brand uplift mode and already seized control of the East River Bank building further downtown at 225 Lafayette.

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