The minutes from Community Board 1 in Brooklyn’s May 13 meeting includes a presentation for “a proposed new music venue.” The venue, it is hoped, will be at 319 Frost Street, between Morgan and Debevoise Avenues in East Williamsburg, and will hold about 2000 seats.
Bringing the proposal to light are Bowery Presents owner Jim Glancy, proposed manager Brian Harkenrider, and Hal Gold, to be head of operations.
Bowery Presents is currently and independent music promoter which runs the Bowery Ballroom, the Music Hall of Williamsburg, and other sites. The new venue, which, if all goes well will hopefully open in about a year, is using the working title “Brooklyn Classic.” In addition to getting the Community Board’s approval the project, known as FroBro LLC, is also seeking a license from the State Liquor Authority.
Jim Glancy, owner of Bowery Presents stated that “we don’t have a timeline on opening and aren’t doing press right now.”
He added that Brooklyn Classic is just the working name of the venue at the moment and a final decision on a name won’t be made until much closer to the hoped for opening date in about a year.