On the heels of the news that Crown Heights has officially gone commercial, DNAinfo reports that artist collective Global Square is turning the auto body shop on Dean Street between Classon and Franklin Aves into a 7,000-sq-ft multipurpose performance space. Huzzah!
Just down the block from 1000 Dean, the Brooklyn Flea–operated office building which features a beer hall and a BK Flea outpost, the Global Square project will include stages, plenty of outdoor space, a bar and pizza restaurant, as well as affordable rehearsal rooms for performers. “Clubs and bars pop up, but they don’t necessarily build community,” one of Global Square’s resident artists, Hassan Christopher told DNAinfo.
The space won’t open until September, but in the mean time, Global Square is gauging what Crown Heights locals want in the new venue through surveys via Facebook and Twitter, where they’ve also posted photos of the building’s progress. So if you’ve got an opinion, don’t be shy (especially if it’s pizza-related)!
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