Bowery Presents Expands to Long Island with the ‘Space at Westbury’
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The Bowery Presents is multiplying faster than a batch of Mogwai in a swimming pool. Translation – the Lower East Side entertainment promoter continues its northeast expansion with a partnership on Long Island. Yes, apparently there’s a cool factor on which to capitalize east of Brooklyn. Anyway.
The Long Island Herald newspaper broke news this week that the LES-based company now has its hands in a new concert hall dubbed The Space at Westbury. According to the report, Bowery Presents is slated to book roughly 100 shows each year, including upcomers like Fountains of Wayne, Soul Asylum, and Dr. John.
The Space is the first foray into the Long Island market for Bowery Presents, which is based on Ludlow Street. Located at 250 Post Avenue, the building itself opened in 1927 as the Westbury Movie Theatre. It fell into disrepair, but owners decided to preserve and move forward with plans for a venue.
The Space at Westbury opens September 17.