Back in February, George Aprile, owner of 75 Murray (a.k.a. Bogardus Mansion) went before Community Board 1 for a liquor license for Club 75 Piano Bar, a jazz club in the room formerly occupied by Caviarteria and, more relevantly, Silver Lining. Subsequently, Acappella intimated that it was moving there, but that appears to have fallen through—or perhaps been delayed—because Wilbur’s Warehouse has opened in the space.
Wilbur’s Warehouse is run by the Wilbur Ware Institute, “dedicated to preserving the history of jazz as seen and experienced by the innovators and master musicians who created, perform, and perpetuate the art form.” The organization’s Facebook page says that the concerts will go run through New Year’s Eve; I’ve reached out to find out whether they’ll extend into 2018 (and whether food and drink are available). While the Facebook page also says the shows are only on weekends, the flyer in the window (below) tells another story. The cover charge, if you can’t read it below, is $25.