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Freight & Salvage goes downtown

By awoodall
Wednesday, January 30th, 2008 at 1:12 pm in Uncategorized.

Just in from the folks over at The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse: The longest-established full-time folk and traditional music venue west of the Mississippi River, has started renovation of a 70-year-old building at 2020 Addison Street in Berkeley’s Downtown Arts District, transforming it into its new, 18,000-square-foot green performing arts and teaching facility. entrancefsalvage.jpg
The nonprofit organization’s new home, slated to open in early 2009, will have a 440-seat listening room, double the capacity of its existing venue. The plans also include an additional performance space seating 60-70 people, a state-of-the-art sound system, a café, and six classrooms. The all-ages, family-friendly operation plans to expand its music education program, offering workshops, lessons, and master classes.
You’ll surely be hearing more about this in The Trib.

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