The Living Room to Reopen in New Williamsburg Space Just in Time for CMJ

Posted on: October 14th, 2014 at 6:09 am by
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With CMJ music festival just a week out, the Living Room sure picked an appropriate time to return. Its new home is not on the Lower East Side, though. As previously reported, the beloved venue – a sixteen-year neighborhood veteran – was forced from 154 Ludlow Street last year, only to settle across the river. Indeed, the third iteration is now located at 134 Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg.

Living Room owners Jennifer Gilson and Steve Rosenthal exclaimed on Facebook yesterday:

Psssst…. hey you… guess what? WE’RE BACK!!!!! Come to The Living Room’s soft opening next week at our brand spankin’ new Brooklyn location at 134 Metropolitan Ave. Starting Tuesday 10/21, we will be open for CMJ, partying all week.

The Living Room announced a closure due to high rents in December 2012, yet limped on a month-to-month for almost another year. During that time, Gilson and Rosenthal spent months researching new locations, but all were dead-ends. Their closest bet had been the former laundromat at 173 East Second Street, but the application was roundly defeated by Community Board 3, thanks to the vocal block association.

So, Brooklyn came a-callin’. Check out the new Living Room on October 21 for the start of CMJ.

The Living Room began life at Allen and Stanton in 1997, then relocated to its former Ludlow home in 2002.

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