It’s so hard to say goodbye. The iconic club, Webster Hall will be shutting its doors due to renovations.
Webster Hall is a timeless NY landmark located in the heart of the city. Since the 80’s, its three story structure has been home to artists of all genres, parties, workshops, and more. This loss is a little hard to let go.
Although the building is only undergoing reconstruction, it’ll never be the same. The authenticity of the graffiti on the walls will be gone, those bathroom stalls with no locks will be repaired, and the look and remnants of what was will be missed. If you were a teenager, growing up in the mid 2000’s you know what I mean when I talk about those Thursday night parties with DJ Funk Flex.
The last night to party at the beloved Webster Hall will be Aug. 9th. In honor of the changes the venue has decided to host a series of final shows and parties. Extensive renovations will then take place as a part of AEG and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. There is no word on how long the venue will be out of business. General manager Gerard McNamee released a heartfelt statement via Facebook regarding the renovations:
“Ladies and Gentlemen/Friends and Family:
Sad but true, the legendary and world-famous Webster Hall has been sold and will close as we know it for its final club night on Saturday August 5th, 2017, which just so happens to be my birthday, which is certainly somehow apropos. It will be closed for an undisclosed period of time for demo, reno and transition to corporate ownership under Barclays/AEG/Bowery Presents. I highly recommend that you all stop by before the end of this era to pay your respects to the Ballingers and the building for providing us with lifetimes worth of memories. There are only 12 club nights left. Please come celebrate our rich 25 year history of being the biggest, baddest and longest running nightclub in the history of New York City.”