(CelebrityAccess News Service) – The Bottom Line, the venerable Greenwich Village music cabaret, may not have to close its doors after all. SIRIUS Satellite Radio has entered into an agreement for SIRIUS to provide financial support that would enable the club to continue operating. SIRIUS has pledged funds to help the club with past obligations and future expenses.
"The Bottom Line is too important of a music institution to lose," said Meg Griffin, the SIRIUS Satellite on-air personality who is spearheading the drive to save the club. "Our goal is to help this historic club get back on its feet and do what it does best, showcase some of the music world's greatest names."
SIRIUS also broadcasts the show "Live From The Bottom Line" to its nationwide subscribers several times a week.
Thanks in part to SIRIUS' commitment, The Bottom Line and its landlord, New York University, to suspend an eviction proceeding for 30 days while they seek to negotiate a new long-term lease for the club.
"I am gratified that SIRIUS shares my passion for live music," remarked Allan Pepper. "Stanley (Snadowsky) and I founded the club to showcase great music by artists young and old. Thanks to SIRIUS, I hope to continue the tradition for another three decades."
The Bottom Line partners with WFUV, the public radio station at Fordham University, to produce "Required Listening," "In Their Own Words" and other programs. "WFUV's partnership with The Bottom Line has been very important to the station, artists and audiences in New York and beyond," said Chuck Singleton, program director of WFUV. "We speak for the entire music community in our desire to see a resolution of this difficulty, so that there will continue to be a supportive home for intelligent songwriting on West Fourth Street."
–Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen