By Katarina Hybenova
250 different bottled beers. 60 drafts. A giant music venue.
These are the ambitious plans of Joshua Richholt with the Danbro Studios building, off the Montrose L stop, which once was a brewery. DNAinfo informs us that the former manager of The Knitting Factory and Jazz Standard plans to open a giant music venue called The Wick and a huge beer hall called The Well this fall. Both will be in the building at 260 Meserole.
Meserole Street is already home to rehearsal rooms for many bands. Let’s see how they will welcome the presence of a “music fortress,” The Wick. The Well, will be a 15,000 square foot beer hall, with an additional 11,000 square feet of outdoor garden. The Well also plans to offer home-brewing classes and its own farmer’s market in the backyard.
The plans sound amazing. Hopefully, The Wick and The Well won’t end up as unwelcoming as The Morgan, which once had amazing plans to become the best bar/music venue for Bushwick. It is empty on most days, and usually only gets crowded for large events booked by Manhattan companies seeking to provide their employees with a “Bushwick adventure” party.