While news hits that punk rock launching pad CBGB might be on its last legs (again), it appears that the more under-the-radar Tribeca Rock Club at 16 Warren Street is closing its doors to make way for some brand spankin' new development. A press release on the club's site reads:
In an all-too-familiar tale, the ongoing development of Lower Manhattan is forcing the closing of another of New York City's most beloved venues. After only three short years of purveying live music to the masses, Tribeca Rock Club will be shutting its doors in mid-December. Not long thereafter, the building will be torn down and newly-constructed luxury condos will be erected in its place.The Tribeca Rock Club will not be the only Tribeca shredding ground semi-recently done away with in favor of folks living the high life. The former Wetlands Preserve building now houses Mike Piazza and Jon Stewart (albeit, in separate apartments). Hold your lighters high, everyone.
· Tribeca Rock Club press release [tribecarockclub.com via Brooklyn Vegan]
· CBGB Will Hit the Road [NYPost]