Slake NYC, the popular nightclub located in Midtown West known primarily for playing hip hop and edm music to countless New Yorkers throughout the years, has recently announced that it will be shutting its doors to the masses. The venue which was purchased by Herald Square Properties in 2016, was once part of New York’s burgeoning nightlife scene that included the legendary Webster Hall and fan-favorite Pacha NYC.
Pacha, which closed its doors in 2015, set off the domino effect that can be seen today as some of New York’s most prominent nightclubs continue to go out business. Nightclubs and bars aren’t the only victims though. The rising rental cost associated with our city has also dealt a blow to the Landmark Sunshine Cinema as well as the famed Lincoln Plaza Cinemas on the Upper West Side. Landmark’s owners plan to convert the space into a mixed-use development with retail and upstairs office space while the owners of Lincoln Plaza are planning on renovating their famed theater. Both are set to close later this month as their respective leases expire.
Webster Hall, which was purchased by AEG and Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment, played its last show on August 10, 2017 with Action Bronson as the headlining act. The venue is currently going through extensive renovation and is set to reopen in 2019. Slake, however, will not be undergoing a renovation and will no longer continue to operate as a nightclub. Their Saturday night show featuring Dubstep artist MONXX and Evac Protocol will instead take place at Sunnyvale BK located at 1031 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211.