Owners Mike Hergenreter and Danny Kime have announced that their new 700-person capacity music venue, Hi Fi Music Hall — featuring two stages, a full-service bar, restaurant and patio — will open in early May at 44 E. 7th Ave.
Hergenreter, Kime and Doug Fuchs, the Hi Fi’s publicist, stopped by the EW offices today to discuss the new venture, which has been in the works for three years. Look for the full story from William Kennedy in our April 9 issue.
Formerly Rock ‘n’ Rodeo and Dusk night club, and kitty corner from the Hult Center, Hergenreter and Kime say they removed the dropped ceiling and that the space feels much more expansive now. “I want somebody to have that feeling when they walk in of ‘Wow,'” Hergenreter says.
Hi Fi is teaming up with the Sandwich League for the venue’s restaurant, which will be open seven days a week. They are also focused on band development and live streaming shows. “Hi Fi will serve as a one-stop shop for the industry,” Hergenreter says.
Hi Fi has booked it’s grand opening show for Friday, May 8, and will announce the artist Monday.