After a series of farewells, petitions and a relocation in late 2017, Quartyard makes its grand re-opening on Friday, April 13.
David Loewenstein, Philip Auchettl and Jason Grauten, RAD Lab entrepreneurs and masterminds behind Quartyard, created the urban park and event venue to connect the community through music, beer, dogs and sustainable practices. In 2017, the space at Park Boulevard and Market Street faced displacement when plans of a 34-story residential development were announced.
Quartyard, however, resonated with the community; locals created Kickstarter and Change petitions to save the space.
Quartyard eventually found a space two blocks east of its original location and, after breaking ground in November, is ready to open the venue to the public once again.
Keeping its values of community spaces and local support, Quartyard will have musical performances at the evening event including award-winning Latin global funk band, B-Side Players; funky jam-playing and skinny jean-wearing duo, The Kickback DJs; and one man band, Israel Maldonado.
Although the venue is dog friendly, sporting a dog run spot on site, large crowds are expected, so leave the pooches at home for this one. The event runs from 6-11 p.m. with tickets available online. Follow the hashtag #YourCityBlock on Facebook and Twitter for more updates.
Oh yeah, and be sure to keep your eye out for the PACIFIC brick that helped pave the way to the entrance of the new space.
1301 Market St., East Village, 619.432.5303, quartyardsd.com