Market Hotel, the Bushwick DIY venue operated under the auspice of promoter Todd P (read our interview here), was shut down in 2010 due to a mixup with authorities relating to their occupancy permit, which instigated the owners to close and obtain a valid Certificate of Occupancy before moving forward. The venue had had a great run, hosting bigger names like No Age and Real Estate, among other fun, late-night punk shows, and it was a sad day when it got shut down, causing much upheaval for people who really enjoyed their aesthetic (read: us). It's been 3 years since the venue closed, but as of yesterday, things appear to be picking up:
The NYC Department of Buildings has just approved our alteration plan to make the MH building code compliant! Renovations can finally begin!
— MARKET HOTEL (@markethotelnyc) April 4, 2013
In a statement from Mr. Patrick himself, we hear that the venue is now going to be a “not-for-profit dedicated to the community (without using crowd sourcing).” The main goals of the new Market Hotel will be to host all-ages shows seven nights a week that are open to the community and encourage sustainability. There will be a liquor license this time around and as Patrick describes it, “this space will re-open not as some temple of 'indie' whatever, but as a space dedicated to bringing the privileged concepts of all ages access and affordable tickets to many music genres.” It sounds great, so count us in. Keep an eye on our site for any developing news on the Market Hotel reopening. And if you want to donate or volunteer, check out their site here. For a thorough background on the Market Hotel saga, this article on The Brooklyn Rail is an informative read.