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Bowery Ballroom Leader Plans Music Club in Los Angeles

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Bowery Ballroom Leader Plans Music Club in Los Angeles 

The Teragram is set to open in March after a $2 million renovation that will transform its space — a century-old former silent movie theater on the fringe of downtown Los Angeles — into a deluxe modern rock club with room for 600 people.

The brothers Brian, left, and Michael Swier in the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles.
Credit Michal Czerwonka for The New York Times
The Teragram is set to open in March after a $2 million renovation that will transform its space — a century-old former silent movie theater on the fringe of downtown Los Angeles — into a deluxe modern rock club with room for 600 people. Set to compete against famed local music halls like the Troubadour and the Roxy, the Teragram is also the first West Coast venture by Mr. Swier, one of the New York’s most influential club proprietors.

He opened the Mercury Lounge in 1994 and the Bowery Ballroom in 1998, and both remain beloved by musicians and concertgoers for their pristine acoustics and cozy vibe; in 2013, Rolling Stone named the Bowery the No. 1 club in the United States.

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