Iconic New York City venue Webster Hall announces 2019 reopening
Landmark New York City nightclub Webster Hall announced in the summer of 2017 it would close its doors after a historic 130-year run. The iconic nightlife institution shuttered in grand fashion with Skrillex, Boys Noize, and friends tearing the venue down on August 5, 2017 ahead of a planned closure that was expected to keep the space closed through sometime in 2020. Now, it appears Webster Hall is back — the venue announced its immanent return in 2019 in a social media post on January 1. Initially when AEG purchased the venue, the plan was to rebrand Webster Hall into a new sports and entertainment venue tentatively called Spectrum Hall, though its unclear what sort of entertainment programming Webster will reopen with later this year.
Webster Hall’s reopening announcement comes as a positive note after a string of notable nightlife hotspots closing their doors at the end of 2018, including Brooklyn’s beloved Output, San Francisco’s Mezzanine, and most recently Beta Nightclub in Denver.
see ya in 2019! 🎉 pic.twitter.com/t5qMyPJNv5
— Webster Hall (@WebsterHall) December 31, 2018
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