Village club shutters after more than 30 years

New York /
Oct.October 01, 2012 01:30 PM

Kenny’s Castaways, a historic a Greenwich Village club that has hosted acts from Patti Smith to the Fugees, will close its doors tomorrow, joining a number of Manhattan music venues that have shut their doors of late, due to rising costs, the New York Times reported.

“The rents have become so astronomical around here that mom-and-pop places just can’t make it happen,” Maria Kenny, an owner of the club, told the Times. She indicated that rent at the venue’s 157 Bleecker Street space has more than doubled in the last five years.

Bruce Springsteen performed some of his first New York City shows at Kenny’s Castaways original location, on the Upper East Side. Kenny’s moved to the village in 1976, the Times said.

Mars Bar, a beloved East Village drinking spot, was razed last year to make way for condominiums. And CBGB, perhaps the best-known venue of the 1980’s, which was located just down Bleecker from Kenny’s, shuttered in 2006. [NYT] — Guelda Voien


Related Articles

arrow_forward_ios
Matt Lauer exposes Hamptons estate to the market
Matt Lauer exposes Hamptons estate to the market
Matt Lauer exposes Hamptons estate to the market
 Fredrik Eklund and the property (Getty, Steve Frankel)
Fredrik Eklund lists Bel Air mansion for rent as family moves to “forever home”
Fredrik Eklund lists Bel Air mansion for rent as family moves to “forever home”
Gordon Ramsey and his Lucky Cat restaurant (Lucky Cat)
Gordon Ramsay to open first South Florida restaurant in Miami Beach
Gordon Ramsay to open first South Florida restaurant in Miami Beach
Greek Development's David Greek with 500 NJ-208 (Greek Development, Google Maps)
Bittersweet: Nabisco factory to become warehouse
Bittersweet: Nabisco factory to become warehouse
Amazon's Andy Jassy and Jeff Bezos with an Amazon warehouse
Amazon slams brakes on warehouse leasing in pivot to ownership
Amazon slams brakes on warehouse leasing in pivot to ownership
Bed Bath & Beyond CEO Sue Gove with  460 Third Avenue and 1932 Broadway in Manhattan (Google Maps, Getty, Bed Bath & Beyond)
Say goodnight to these Bed Bath & Beyond stores
Say goodnight to these Bed Bath & Beyond stores
Uri Mermelstein and 151-11 Sixth Road in Queens (Getty, LoopNet, Google Maps)
Mermelstein scores Queens dev site and art gallery buys in Chelsea
Mermelstein scores Queens dev site and art gallery buys in Chelsea
Leo Pustilnikov
Meet the developer giving California NIMBYs nightmares
Meet the developer giving California NIMBYs nightmares
arrow_forward_ios

The Deal's newsletters give you the latest scoops, fresh headlines, marketing data, and things to know within the industry.

Loading...