An upcoming 24-hour, dual-stage music venue and recording studio set to open in Long Island City in 2019 is already serving as a catalyst for the area’s evolving arts scene.
The under-construction 1930’s building, once a sushi factory, is currently being used as a performance space for local theater companies and production crews, before it was reborn as The Arc, a concert and recording studio aiming to remain open for jam sessions around the clock.
On a Tuesday afternoon, the warehouse’s exposed cathedral-like wooden beams and graffiti-marked walls even proved to be an ideal filming location for a micro-budget indie feature, “Blunderpuss.”
“It’s already in high demand,” says Richard Pawelczyk, chief operating officer of the upcoming venue that looks to serve as a “musical incubator” for the borough’s emerging local talent.
Pawelczyk, the former vice president of Webster Hall, brings more than two decades of experience in the city’s booming
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