Is music venue Luna Lounge in Willianmsburg Closing?
You may have noticed that the second incarnation of the music venue Luna Lounge (originally located on Ludlow Street on the Lower East Side), which is currently located on 361 Metropolitan Ave in Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been closed for awhile now. I just got this e-mail from Rob Sacher, owner of Luna Lounge addressing the venue’s current situation. Here’s what’s going on:
Hey friends of Luna,
Many people have written me asking about Luna Lounge. Basically, what happened is that after opening the new club in Williamsburg, I was unable to get enough shows on a regular basis. When the Knitting Factory expressed an interest in working out an arrangement with me I decided to accommodate their interest.
I still own the name Luna Lounge (with my old partner, Dianne) and am interested in finding another space in which to work with bands. If I find an appropriate location, you guys will be the first to know.
In the meantime, I will soon be opening a new bar called The Satellite Lounge on Havemeyer Street in Williamsburg. My good friend, Dave Ellis, is my new partner.
The Satellite Lounge will hold about 60-75 people. You’ll be able to hear plenty of current indie rock as well as lots of favorite older stuff from many of the previous music scenes from the last twenty years. It will not have ‘live’ music… We will be doing CD listening parties, birthday events, and be open to the public seven days per week.
2008 was a tough one. Let’s make the new year more enjoyable.
I’ll let you know when we have an opening date in the next few weeks.