AEG Live announces new concert venue The Brick

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January 2, 2012 // UPDATED 10:35 am - January 11, 2012
By: Jeremy Zoss
Jeremy Zoss

The former Club 3 Degrees space at 111 5 5th St. N will reopen as The Brick this spring, a new concert venue run by live entertainment production company AEG Live. According to AEG, the 15,500 sq. foot space will feature a restaurant and bar, but its main focus will be live entertainment. AEG sees the space as a potential home for concerts, live comedy, corporate events and more. The club will have a general admission capacity of 2,000 people. Nearby First Avenue’s mainroom capacity is roughly 1,400.

Los Angeles-based AEG owns several similarly sized clubs in other cities, including Los Angeles’ El Rey Theatre and the Bluebird Theater in Denver. AEG also operates the Target Center.

The venue will also feature a lower-level bar called The Basement @ The Brick, which will be open before and after shows as well as non-show days. The reunited Jane's Addicition is the only announced performer for the space thus far. The band listed a show at The Brick as part of its upcoming tour.   

A public hearing on the venue is scheduled for Jan. 19 at City Hall. Last night, the Downtown Minneapolis Neighborhood Association voted to write a letter of support for the venue.