Rami, Jake and Dhruv are set to open a new space sometime in Fall of 2016. The venue is right off of the Jefferson L train at 599 Johnson Avenue in the Bushwick neighborhood in Brooklyn. The venue owners who also run Popgun booking stated that they began the search in 2013 and spent a year and half before finding the right spot.
“Elsewhere will be comprised of five main spaces. The largest, a 5,000 square-foot performance hall, will offer live and dance music, and serve as a space for multi-disciplinary events. A smaller, 1,200 square-foot performance space, will showcase emerging artists. The 5,000 square-foot rooftop will offer a full bar, and will host parties, film nights, open-air art installations and more. Inside, the Loft Bar will open during the afternoons and continue past the evening’s events, functioning as a hub for the community to engage with the space beyond performances, and offering a small food menu along with full bar and coffee. Lastly, the Skybridge Gallery, a small art gallery floating above the outdoor courtyard, will be dedicated to exhibiting work, and will be open in tandem with the Loft Bar.”
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The new venue hold promise to last in a land of fleeting venues. “This place isn’t going to fall apart,” Rosenthal told the NY Times. Chopra mentioned, ““The whole scene is realizing that now: This city is just naturally forcing people to evolve if you want to be sustainable.”
“I was actually living in Bushwick in the early days of booking Glasslands, and a big challenge was trying to convince national and international touring bands to come play Williamsburg for their U.S. debut shows instead of the Lower East Side. Those venues were better facilities, but Brooklyn had energy. Bushwick reminds of that time, there’s a chance to give our artists and audiences a home again, more than just open another venue.” – Rami Haykal told Brooklyn Vegan