The fight for small venues to survive

The iconic 55Bar has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic
The iconic 55Bar has been closed since the beginning of the pandemic

The emblematic Smalls Jazz Club located in the heart of the once vibrant Greenwich Village is facing a dire situation. “We don’t know if we will have to close”, says it’s owner Spike Wilner. The club was closed from March 15th until September 30th . Since then it has been allowed to open at 25 percent capacity and is now offering two sets a day with fifteen seats available per set.

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