Highline Ballroom Loses Lease and will Close Next Month

Posted on: January 14th, 2019 at 5:07 am by

Brian Wilson at Highline Ballroom, June 2011

The Highline Ballroom will close next month after twelve years in the shadow of its namesake elevated park.

News of its closure started bubbling up late last week. However, official confirmation from the venue arrived Saturday afternoon. Highline Ballroom will indeed close, as the landlord “decided not to” renew the lease.

“For over a year, we were led to believe that a renewal was imminent,” a public statement from owner Steven Bensusan reads. “However, it is now clear the landlord has other plans for the building.”

In the meantime, the Highline Ballroom is searching for a new location nearby in Chelsea/Meatpacking.

February 8 is reportedly the final day. There is no final gig schedule just yet.

The loss of Highline Ballroom follows another imminent music venue closure in City Winery.

Statement on Highline Ballroom closing

Posted by Highline Ballroom on Friday, January 11, 2019

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