After Nine Years in Cambridge, the Enormous Room to Close This Weekend

Enormous Room

Bid the Enormous Room farewell this weekend. (Photo courtesy of Enormous Room)

The Enormous Room, the influential music lounge in Central Square, will close this weekend, Chowder has learned. We just hung up with owner Gary Strack, who also runs Central Kitchen and Kendall Square newcomer Firebrand Saints, which is currently in its soft opening. “There’s a sort of history there that I have a reverence for, but I feel like it fulfilled its artistic mission,” Strack says of the Enormous Room, which first opened in April 2002.

The reason for the closing is a rebranding, Strack says, though he’s ultra-mum on the details other than that it will be “nightlife-related.” “The little sister upstairs [from Central Kitchen] needs a haircut,” he says. Turnaround will be quick, with the new concept launching in the same space in mid-November. “We always try to be on the forefront when it comes to nightlife,” Strack says. Though we’ll miss its predecessor, we’ve got high hopes for the space’s revamp. The last official night at the Enormous Room will be this Saturday, though Strack says to follow the spot’s Facebook Page for potential “Guerilla DJ Nights” during the week that follows.

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