(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) —
When the Bottom Line in New York's Greenwich Village shuttered this past January in its rental dispute with New York University,
NYU said it would convert the 450-capacity space into alecture hall. "We expect that the lecture hall, which will seat 220 students, will be open for the spring semester," John Beckman, vice-president for public affairs, e-mailed the New York Times. "One goal of the design was to open the south and east sides (West Fourth Street and Mercer Street) of the building to the street, replacing the old roll-down doors that have remained closed for years with windows that will open onto the space outside the lecture hall." As a cabaret, the venue could hold 400 concertgoers.
The Bottom Line's owners have been looking for a new space but have not found anything yet that appeals to them yet. –Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen