2,000-Person Music Venue Looking to Open in E. Williamsburg Steel Factory

By Meredith Hoffman on December 6, 2013 7:07am 

 The current steel factory at 319 Frost St.
The current steel factory at 319 Frost St.
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EAST WILLIAMSBURG — Think they'll play heavy metal?

An entrepreneur is hoping to transform a steel factory into a large music venue with room for 2,000 concert-goers, records show.

A group called Brooklyn Classic, run by the company FroBo LLC, is seeking to open the venue at 319 Frost St., across from the Cooper Park Houses, according to public records and members of Community Board 1.

The would-be operators, who applied this month for a liquor license, decided to postpone the application after the Williamsburg community board’s liquor license committee noted that local outreach had not been done, committee member Tom Burrows said.

The man behind the planned venue, Andrew Lanter — who also runs a specialty pet water-bowl company called FroBo — did not immediately return requests for comment.

Meanwhile, staff of the current company renting the space, Eliou and Scopelitis Steel Fabrication, said they knew nothing of the plan. The building is owned by CDX Morgan Corp., records show.

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