Beloved underground Greenpoint venue forced to shut its doors

According to the DOB, the venue was shut down after they performed an inspection last Friday, finding that the first floor was an illegal eating and drinking establishment.

Mary-Lyn Buckley and Adolfo Carrion

Feb 21, 2024, 1:55 AM

Updated 54 days ago

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A Greenpoint speakeasy that has developed quite the reputation over the years has been forced to shut down.
Saint Vitus was known well for being a beloved underground live music venue, particularly for rock ‘n’ roll and metal music. Countless bands including the likes of Nirvana have performed there.
According to the Department of Buildings, the venue was shut down after they performed an inspection last Friday, finding that the first floor was an illegal eating and drinking establishment. They say that the paperwork had been filed stating that it would be used for storage and a store.
Local residents are now concerned about whether it will reopen and are worried that their beloved music venue is gone for good.
“Tons and tons of live shows about every night. It’s one of the only venues we have in this area for live music,” said Greenpoint resident Dave Gaidowski. “I just think it’s super sad that it got shut down. Hopefully it will reopen.”
The DOB says that this is the second time they’ve issued this violation for the same issue, with the first violation being issued last July.


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