Curbed reports the heartbreaking news that the crusty old, hole-in-the-wall Bowery music hall, the Amato Opera, will close after 61 seasons of low-rent operatics.
The building has been sold, and the Amatos's last performance will come on May 31. It will be "The Marriage of Figaro."
According to property records, "319 Bowery NY, LLC" closed on the property in December for $3.7 million, or $681 per square-foot. That mysterious LLC shares an address with Croman Real Estate, also known as 9300 Realty, which owns and manages rental buildings around town.