Depending on whether you’re in the market for a new luxury automobile—or you like drinking cheap beer while perusing homemade crafts, you’ll either be excited or bummed by the following news: The Brooklyn Night Bazaar is closing its doors June 1.
The 23,000-square-foot Greenpoint music venue, food and shopping space, recently revealed that the building owner of 29 Norman Avenue had reached a deal with a large multinational company (BWM) that included an enormous rent increase the Brooklyn-based organization could not possibly match.
“We are continuing to look at new spaces for the next incarnation of Brooklyn Night Bazaar,” the venue said in a statement. “This is the third time since 2011 we’ve been booted out of somewhere for someone bigger with a shit ton more money. It sucks, but that’s what happens when you’re a DIY business in 2015 NYC. But we’ll come back, we always do.”
There are still a couple free shows taking place in the space this month, including Breakdown Brass Band on May 15 and A Place to Bury Strangers on May 16. Be sure to check the website for more information.