Nov. 21, 2018 By Meghan Sackman
The owners of Studio Square have notified Community Board 1 that they have closed.
Andy Aujla, the head of CB1’s Consumer Affairs committee, announced at Tuesday’s monthly board meeting that the establishment has shut down.
“We got a letter from Studio Square and their attorneys that they have closed and they are planning to remain closed,” Aujla said. “We also asked them to turn in their liquor license—and they will not be requesting renewal.”
The closure of the 35-33 36th St. venue is significant. The event space is one of the largest venues in the area, boasting 30,000 square feet and with enough room for 900 people. Since the space opened in 2009, it has become well known locally for hosting musical events and sporting events.
The owners of the establishment could not be reached for comment. The phone line has been disconnected and nothing has been posted on its social media pages since Nov. 4. However, the website is still up.
The venue, however, has caused problems for surrounding residents.
Police said at CB1’s Oct. 16 meeting that they had received 58 311 calls about the venue since January, as well as 16 911 calls.
The residents said their windows often rattled from the noise and that management allowed its customers to leave urine, vomit and broken bottles in the street.
Aujla said if Studio Square decides to reopen in the future, the board will call the owners in to address these issues.