Meet Manhattan’s new church-inspired venue, Flash Factory
Last fall, dance music zealots patiently awaited the arrival of Hell’s Kitchen’s heavily lauded Space Ibiza New York. This year, NYC’s most buzzed-about venue resides in Chelsea, approximately 20 blocks south and 4 avenues east.
Manhattan’s latest addition arrives in the form of a new venue that music mavens of all genres will soon feel comfortable calling “home.” Flash Factory, largely reminiscent of a church, is slated to open its doors this fall.
Conceived by the team behind Stereo and Provocateur, Flash Factory plans to be a ticketed space for those who share a deep appreciation of music. Despite its ties to the more lavish nightlife scene, the venue will attract the likes of Marco Carola, Guy Gerber, Sven Vath, Seth Troxler, and Loco Dice, to name a few.
Michael Satsky, owner of Flash Factory, comments, “Flash Factory is a creative music venue. We built a destination for artists whose priority is keeping it real. Whether you are a techno, rock, punk, or alternative hip hop fan, it’s our mission to produce an environment where everything, but most of all the music, feels right.”
Inspired by influential locales like CBGB and Filmore East, the 10,000 square foot setting will play host to live bands and experimental electronic acts alike. More than two-and-a-half years in the making, stained glass windows and concentrated spotlights enhance Flash Factory’s chapel-like essence.
Head to Flash Factory’s website for more info.