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Only one booking for the entire month of August on the 1st…the rest of the month is empty!
Posting an update. Unfortunately not many shows going on, actually this past whole week absolutely nothing. It is another summer of drunk guys hanging around with no activity. We were promised “something going on 365 days a year” to quote it’s management’s Facebook post. Not even the lounge is open every night! 10 events going on for the rest of this month is better than it was, but that’s still 10 days out of just over 20. And most events do not sell out, I was surprised that Billy Idol didn’t sell out, because they do have quite a few big names performing at The Space. I’m sharing a link to a recent article.
It’s more of a pitch to the Westbury BID than anything else. I live here and don’t see much of a difference due to the lack of shows. The Village will not do anything more to curb the loitering. My bet is people are turned off from coming here because of what they see on Post Ave with loitering & bodegas all over the place. It’s such a shame really.
Gotta agree with the previous post, for the month of March there’s only 5 shows listed. Most nights passing by there’s no activity, not even the Marquee is lit. And the lounges are still closed. Not even sure what’s going on with the “His & Her’s” lounge across the street. I was hoping for a more lively spring & summer in this town, but I fear its just gonna be another bunch of nights with nothing but drunk guys loitering around and no activity. I just dont see how this place can stay in business at this rate.
Lots of work going on with the lounge area today, hopefully a good sign.
I have taken photos of the theater to show you what’s going on. It appears all work has stopped on the lounge as no progress has been made. Even the lobby looks rather bleak. First photo is of the outside, second is the lobby through the doors, and the third is what was supposed to be The Lounge which was supposed to open this fall, which obviously isn’t happening.
Patchogue seems to be doing alot better though, there’s shows most nights, in the next month they have stuff going on almost every night, especially holiday shows. The Space at Westbury has only 6 scheduled events for the next month. The difference here also is Patchogue has plays & holiday shows whereas The Westbury has mostly rock artists and comedians. I view it as a serious problem when a venue cant seem to schedule many acts. Most are similar to NYCB, which may be an issue in itself. I pass by The Space practically everyday and it’s depressing seeing such a beautiful place languishing day after day with nothing going on.
I signed up just to post my observations since I’m a Westbury resident. The theater outside looks very nice, and I’m sure the inside is too. But there’s hardly anything going on. I read that NY Times article, the owner said that there would be stuff going on almost every day with a new bar and lounge by the fall, well, it’s almost the end of November and there’s still nothing going on. There’s hardly any shows, I would say one show a week would be pushing it, in fact it’s been over two since the last one. The next show isn’t until next Wed the 27th. There was to be a sushi bar and bar opening right across the street, haven’t seen any progress on that either, and the store that the sushi bar was to move into has “for rent” signs on it again. The news stories and elected officials will say how the town has been revitalized, but as a resident I can tell you not much has changed. Still shady people hanging around at night, especially in summer when they get drunk, and too many bodegas and money wiring stores. I dont even feel safe walking through town at night and get a ride back from the LIRR instead. There’s no one around, its desolate, and thats the problem. I dont think people are coming because of these issues. The first show at the theater had alot of ppl but the others have been quieter. In order for this to succeed the Village of Westbury has to agressively fight these Quality of Live issues and then the people will come. So far I have to say I’ve just been very dissapointed. From the photos I’ve seen it’s a beautiful venue, but with hardly any shows and the big “Westbury” sign in front dark most of the time, it’s discouraging.