The East Village is permanently losing one of its ’80s-era institutions: The Pyramid Club.
The club was known for hosting incredible drag performances as well as dance parties and themed nights, and now will be closing after over 40 years in NYC.
The managing staff gave a long interview to EV Grieve, explaining the heartbreaking news. They, of course, cite COVID-19, saying they were one of the first businesses to close last March, and since there haven’t been many available avenues for nightclubs & other venues to reopen from the government, they have been forced to close for good.
Current manager Maria Narciso and her fiance house DJ TM.8 told the local blog that they had formulated and entire plan to reopen, now that the date of April 2 had been set (since it is a performance venue), but the owners told them they would be shutting down the business instead (via text of all things).
They said the owners don’t communicate much with managers, so they have no idea what future plans are for the space.
Still, they say,: “The Pyramid Club is not just a building, it’s an energy, a vibe, and it lives inside of all us.” They are now bringing many of DJ TM.8’s events to DROM at 85 Avenue A., and said to follow them on Instagram and Facebook, plus DJ TM.8 on Twitch to stay in touch.
featured image source: Facebook / The Pyramid Club