WILLIAMSBURG — Homegrown music venue Glasslands is closing after the new year, it announced Tuesday.
The experimental music and art space at 289 Kent Ave. will host its last show on New Year's Eve, owners announced on the website's blog.
Glasslands opened in 2006, making it one of the first venues in Williamsburg to take advantage of former warehouse space in the area.
It has hosted comedians, theater groups, fashion shows and acts like MGMT, TV On the Radio and Bon Iver. among others.
"Kent Avenue felt like a forgotten backwater, scattered with old warehouses playing temporary home to non-profit arts collectives, galleries, and DIY shows," Glasslands wrote in its goodbye post.
"During that time, our single block saw a handful of historically ambitious art & music spaces open: Secret Project Robot/Lives With Animals, Paris London West Nile, Pyramids, Death By Audio, 285 Kent… we’re proud to have grown up in this place and time."
Rumors that Glasslands would close had been circulating since news came out that media company Vice was moving to the area.
"We’ve got a few months left, and we intend for them to be our best ever," Glasslands wrote. "Please come by and help us celebrate our final season. Goodbye for now, but not forever."