Even More Details on the Moldy Fig at 178 Stanton

Posted on: March 31st, 2010 at 6:11 am by

After learning last week that the Moldy Fig would soon open at 178 Stanton Street, new intel about the venture continues to roll into Boogie HQ.  We received an informative email from management, which focused more on the music programming component of the venture.

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The email reads as follows:

Our goal is to open around late May. In the next few weeks, we’ll start up our website.

As for the Fat Cat connection…it’s not in any official way tied to this new venture. As a point of reference, Moldy Fig will follow a similar model as that of Fat Cat but be less of a divey game room and have more focus on the music.

Incidentally, another element of Moldy Fig’s conception is that one of Fat Cat’s original music programmers will be in charge of the same at Moldy Fig, which will make it a vital and lively hotspot for the most vibrant of NYC’s jazz scene, so expect some signal performances and major-league jam sessions. Moldy Fig’s opening also heralds the return of the Fat Cat Big Band to a weekly stage, since they left Fat Cat in November.

All in all, Moldy Fig is slated to become a significant music spot in NYC, but our focus right now is building a strong connection with the LES community so it can become, first and foremost, a neighborhood destination.

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