Friday, March 07, 2008

Official Arts Garage Statement

Direct from the Director of the Arts Garage

By now, some of you might have heard that The Arts Garage was shut down by the Department of License and inspection for code violations, including a requirement to install sprinkler system. The sprinkler system is a $50,000 expense and can take six to eight weeks to complete.

L & I made it clear that The Arts Garage will not be permitted to re-open until the violation is corrected. After careful consideration, it does not appear likely that The Arts Garage can reopen sooner than 90 days.

Promoters that which to host their events during this period can contact the following two North Philly venues for consideration.

1. Dowling Palace located at 1310 N. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130. Tel: 215-236-9888. Ask for Stacey.

2. The Guild located at 735 Fairmount Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19123. Tel: 215-989-9809. Ask for Bunmi Samuel.

I am committed to correct the violation ASAP and reopen when contingencies permits. My sincere gratitude to everyone that called to offer a pledge of support.

Executive Director

Ouch, not sure what this means for White Tees or any of the other awesome events planned for the next 3 months.

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