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Historic New York City venue Webster Hall to reopen

The iconic 130 year old venue closed in 2017 but will reopen this spring...

Webster Hall, New York City's renowned venue, is reopening after nearly two years of being closed for renovations.

The venue was closed in August 2017, after being sold by the Ballinger family to AEG Presents and Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment in April 2017.

On New Year's Eve, the venue's social media accounts shared a video captioned, "see ya in 2019!"

A newsletter sent out by the venue on 2nd January explained, “While we’ve been closed, we have made some venue enhancements and think you will dig them. While updates are still underway, we are pleased to say that Webster Hall will return in Spring 2019.”

Webster Hall first opened its doors in 1868 as a community hall for the Lower-East Side's working class, before it became a globally recognised live music venue.

The news follows the recent closure of Output New York, the Brooklyn insitution that shuttered its doors for the last time earlier this week.