Between 2004 and 2012, the Williamsburg cafe and concert venue Zebulon was a beloved hub for New York’s jazz, experimental, and indie music community. The venue’s run not only followed alongside the development of a scene but also a neighborhood—at its advent, Zebulon was one of relatively few attractions in an area currently defined by high-end shops and housing. Now, according to an Impose report, the venue is gearing up to reopen inside a former bakery in the Frogtown neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The new space—helmed by French brothers Jef and Joce Soubiran alongside their longtime partner Guillaume Blestelm, with aid from the musician Mia Doi Todd and her husband Jesse Peterson—is set to open in early 2017. It boasts a larger capacity than the original incarnation and includes plenty of amenities: multiple green rooms, a recording booth, apartments for touring musicians, and separate entrances for the cafe and the music venue. If that’s not enough, the original Zebulon bar has been shipped in from Brooklyn.
The venue currently has a GoFundMe campaign active to aid the completion of the opening, with a goal of $150,000.