Space Ibiza NY Co-Owner Files to Open New Nightclub in Previous Pacha NYC Space
Notorious for its Brooklyn warehouses, underground venues, and buzzing nightclubs defined by pulsating bass lines that provide the soundtrack to the early morning metropolitan hours, New York City has long attracted dance music enthusiasts to its vibrant musical atmosphere.
While the irresistible draw of New York’s dance music offerings is sure to remain a constant in the years to come, the landscape of that scene is poised to change in the coming months. Perhaps the most visible of the expected alterations to the New York dance music environment is former Pacha NYC owner, Eddie Dean’s establishment of a brand new six-acre venue on Governor’s Island, set to open this summer. Renovation of the veteran New York scene will likewise materialize at 125 East 11th Street mainstay, Webster Hall, the massive multi floor dance hall recently acquired by AEG Presents and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment (BSE). The transfer of the venue’s ownership arrives with a $10-million-dollar renovation plan for the space, its establishment dating back to 1886.
As Governor’s Island prepares to formally welcome its newest structural addition on June 17th, and Webster Hall waits on its anticipated facelift, FREQ looks to rise like a phoenix from the ashes of Pacha NYC at 618 W. 46th St.
A new five-floor dance club, FREQ, if approved via its application filed with Community Board 4 shows, will open in Pacha’s place. At capacity, FREQ will be able to hold 2,665 people. The proposed dance club seeks to serve drinks until 4 AM each evening, and will additionally offer a food menu with items ranging from “Disco Poutine” to a “Freq Burger.” FREQ is currently awaiting approval of a liquor license.
FREQ’s foundation is sought by co-owner of Space Ibiza New York, Antonio Piacquado. While any venue to assume use of Pacha’s former home certainly must answer to the high expectations set by the club which closed in January after its ten-year anniversary, FREQ is positioned to expand the scale of the dance venues frequented by mainstream and underground EDM fans alike.