Like the Tarrytown Music Hall, and the Capital Theatre in Port Chester, it would be great to see a landmark historic building restored into a thriving downtown concert venue.
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Submitted by David Gonzalez April 16, 2015 (last changed December 7, 2016)
Absolutely! We need it…
In addition to music venues. I’d love to see some small comedy clubs, where people can come and be entertained – less formally than a large theater. People can come and have a drink and watch some talent and LAUGH, LAUGH, LAUGH. It’s good for the soul. I don;t know any other places in Westchester that can offer this.
Great idea if you can lure the right names. The Capital theater is a historic venue loved by some big names.
Instead of all this talk about downtown, how about we get around to separating the HS. The HS in its current state is simply too big to be effective!
joyce furfaro is absolutely right. bramson in a war with post 8 who are experiencing losses of their own creation in part. time for new vision of armory, serving post 911 underserved and stricken veterans and using major part of armory as a theater, concert venue, a leading edge to downtown. town theaters also good thought especially if we multiculturally use to service our demographics, very notably our many distinct latin cultures. we can do both. why would mayor consider a wards acre up north barn when so much revenue generation attractions needed here. we really have to become a single city.
I’d love to see the old downtown movie theater turned into a concert venue. There are tons of local bands – just look at the high school!
This would be a good cornerstone for more businesses. Tarrytown is the prime example.
Build it or transform one of the old theater buildings in the downtown! The people will come…look at the success of these venues in Portchester and Tarrytown. New Rochelle will be next.
Restoring some of the historic buildings downtown is an excellent idea, but without an ECONOMIC DRIVER for a vibrant downtown community, a new theater or performing arts space will likely struggle or fail. Please see my idea for an ECONOMIC DRIVER that would transform our downtown.
While I think this would be nice to put in New Rochelle I don’t think this will work out for a few reason. First there is just too much competition. Why would any major band want to come here and not New York City? It impossible to get the crowds they would get in NYC. So we are left with all of the smaller bands. Why would any band choose to come here rather then an established hot spot like Tarrytown? further more is there really a big enough market? When we have already have two venues in Westchester. Westchester isn’t big enough for three venues. One will have to fail and I’m sure we will first.
I think this would be an excellent idea for events such as Comedy shows and small cultural events. My only cocern however is parking. People want to be able to park with ease and not walk more than a block to attend such a cultural icon. Parking garages are often turn offs for people so if this were to come together it would require parking with ease
this idea would def put new ro in the hip category
We definitely need a concert venue in New Rochelle. It’s proven very successful in Tarrytown and Port Chester. Many residents and non-residents of Westchester fill those venues and they also draw some great bands and famous musical talent from across the country. This would put New Rochelle on the map and enhance the arts movement. With the easy train access from north and south, it’s a no-brainer. Local schools and artists could also enjoy the experience of the big stage for concerts and plays. It would be great for everyone of all ages. There’s already so many beautiful, historic venues sitting vacant. Let’s restore them and put them to good use.
As I said on the Performing Arts Center idea, the Veterans in New Rochelle have wanted to turn the Armory into a performing arts center/concert venue for several years, but the reason it never happened is because the Mayor, Noam Bramson, refuses to let the Vets have the Armory. Get the Mayor out of the equation, give the Armory to the Vets, and we can have a great performing arts center/concert venue!
I like this idea in theory but in practice it’s trickier: As our local music groups know, it’s hard to attract audiences who are used to going into New York City for concerts. And this would have to compete with the Emelin for audience share.
People want experiences and not just stores. Don’t forget Tarrytown Music Hall in Tarrytown. One of my favorite downtowns to spend time in to browse, eat, listen to music and watch a sunset.
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