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NYC's Webster Hall to Close for Renovations in August

The historic venue has not been officially sold yet, but AEG Presents and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment are poised to purchase it.
Photo of Japandroids performing at Webster Hall on 12/5/12 courtesy of Greg Chow.

The 131-year-old East Village venue Webster Hall will close next month for an unknown period of time in order to undergo renovations while it changes management. The historic venue will host its last club night in its current form on August 5 when Just Future and Rare Futures will play, and its final concert on August 9.

Event promoters Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment and AEG Presents have partnered to purchase the venue, but as of today public records indicate that the property has not been officially sold, reports DNAinfo. The promoters are waiting on approval from the New York State Liquor Authority for the deal to go through.

"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 a lifetime's worth of memories," the club's current operator Gerard McNamee in a post on Facebook. "There are only 12 club nights left." He also said that the venue would "close as we know it."

AEG Presents and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment also collectively operate NYC venues Terminal 5 and the Barclays Center.

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