Bowery Presents Opening “The Sinclair” Restaurant Venue in Boston
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The Lower East Side-based Bowery Presents is expanding its foothold in Boston with a new restaurant music venue. Chef Michael Schlow is teaming up with the indie concert promoters to bring The Sinclair to the “heart of Harvard Square,” 52 Church Street. The plan is to host 200 shows annually with a live capacity of 525 and 104 for the dining area.
According to press:
The Bowery Presents, an independent promotion company based in New York City, and consulting Chef Michael Schlow are opening The Sinclair, a live-music venue and restaurant launching this fall. The livemusic space will accommodate 525 people with plans to host 200 shows annually, while the restaurant will seat 104 and will be open seven days a week. Located at 52 Church Street in the heart of Harvard Square [in Boston, MA], The Sinclair is the first restaurant project for The Bowery Presents…
“We are excited to open The Sinclair in such a historic, dynamic neighborhood,” said Jim Glancy of The Bowery Presents. “The Bowery Presents has evolved over the years – from promoting concerts in small, intimate venues to arenas, amphitheaters and beyond. To build a venue in Boston, typically we would have retrofitted something in an existing space. For this project, we are taking the lessons that we’ve learned from our previous endeavors and creating The Sinclair with the best experience in mind for concert patrons and artists. We can’t wait to share it with the citizens of Cambridge and the Boston area.”
Bowery Presents first muscled its way into Beantown back in 2010 with the Royale, and continues the proverbial conquest. Carl Lavin and Josh Smith were hired to handle talent buying and promotion at two other spots – Great Scott and TT The Bear’s Place. That’s four exclusive venues for the hometown promoters.
Looks like the first gig is October 30 – The Meter Men with Page McConnell.
[via Brooklyn Vegan]