Unveiled: New bosses revealed for Gravity space
The popular Gravity Lounge is gone, but the acoustic/indie-friendly space remains and will continue as a musical venue under the management of a duo who met working at Gravity last year. When they heard the space might be available, Andy Gems and Lauren McRaven jumped on it.
"It just didn't work out," says McRaven, declining to reveal what cuisine will be offered at the space that was long run by Bill Baldwin. "It's what can be done in a minimal kitchen."
The new establishment will not be called Gravity Lounge. "That belongs to Bill," explains Gems, and the partners say they are still working on a new name.
The other biggest difference: "Having a cafe and bar that's open regular hours regardless of what's going on in the venue," says Gems. The space is actually two separate buildings and addresses. "We plan to use that more," explains Gems. "We'll close the space off so we can have a bar scene going on."
While Gravity has always seemed like a spacious venue, its nooks and crannies held an abundance of odds and ends that were left when landlord Ludwig Kuttner changed the locks following two years of alleged nonpayment of rent capped by fire marshal safety violations.
Boxes now cram the space waiting for dispersal. Gems predicts a late June, early July opening.