The Williamsburg bar/club Bruar Falls, founded by the proprietors of Cake Shop and the Library Bar, will "cease to exist on November 1," according to a statement posted by the founders. Proprietors of the venue, which opened in the spring of 2009, sent out the announcement just as the weekend was beginning; reasons for the club's demise include the old standby "creative differences," as well as a "hard-to-honor midnight curfew," and financial difficulties that cropped up, the statement says, in part because there are just way too many places in Williamsburg where one can see live music. ("It was soon apparent to us, however, that people in Williamsburg have lots of other options to see bands," said the statement. "We love and are inspired by these places, but really, between loft/warehouse parties and D.I.Y. spots, where you can bring in your own cheap beer, smoke inside and hit on the same people...we totally understand why it's hard to spend money at your local legit small club. It is difficult not to be a bit jealous of their freedom, but we have always worked hard to be in for the long haul.") The full text below.
Chris Becker Beach Fossils at Bruar Falls in 2010.