Once again, the Times is on it, but in this case there will be no making fun. They’ve actually revealed a juicy bit of Williamsburg-related real estate news that we can appreciate.
According to the paper of record, a brand new music venue is coming to the neighborhood’s North 6th Street next year.
The venue is called Original Music Workshop and for a while now the folks behind it have been putting on performances in a 100-year-old factory on North 6th Street. Now, the non-profit has secured $16 million in investment to turn the former sawdust factory into a state of the art “acoustically sound concert hall, recording studio, nightclub and center for composers.”
OMW will have 170 sitting capacity (~350 standing capacity), room for a full orchestra and a high-quality audio system.
Owner Kevin Dolan has made an unusual arrangement with workshop investors, each of whom will be a part owner of the building and allow OMW to use it free of charge. After some time, investors will be invited to give their shares to the workshop, sell them to the workshop or, in the worst case scenario, sell the building altogether. Hopefully, that last one will never come to pass.
OMW will be located at 80 N. 6th Street at Wythe Avenue and should be open by Fall 2015.
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