The well-known B.B. King Blues Club & Grill in Times Square is shutting its door at the end of April. The reason is due to the high cost of NYC Real Estate. B.B. King Blues Club has been opened for more than 18 years and has played host to many legendary artists such as the late great “James Brown, Aretha Franklin, and many other prominent Artist, with a final performance on April 29th, 2018 with Buddy Guy at 8 pm.
In a recent statement by the owner Tsion Bensusan, “It is with an extremely heavy heart that we share the news about B.B. King Blues Club’s closing. Despite many sold out shows, the location’s rent escalated to an unsustainable level, leaving us no choice but to close our doors”.
” Unfortunately, this has become a growing trend in New York City, with other iconic music venues and businesses falling victim to opportunistic property owners. This venue’s legacy extends much further than the stage, playing a role in Times Square’s revitalization two decades ago. It is a shame that wasn’t taken into consideration regarding its future in the area.” Patrons can look forward to a future B.B. King Blues Club as a new location in Manhattan is being considered, but no other specifics have been given.
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