Some unfortunate news for the Brooklyn DIY community this weekend as tweets hinting at the closing of Bushwick venue Big Snow Buffalo Lodge began to circulate. It was eventually confirmed via Twitter on Saturday that the venue is indeed closed effective immediately with no plans of reopening in the future.
While details of the cause are slim (we’re reaching out to those involved and will update as we know more), a comment from Big Snow’s co-owner Yoni David on BrooklynVegan affirms he was shot either inside or outside the venue on Wednesday evening.
We wish him a full and quick recovery and extend a genuine thanks for all the time he poured into creating unique experiences for bands and fans since opening Big Snow two years ago.
Here’s a video of one of our local favorites Celestial Shore performing at the venue in 2011. You can’t see it in the video, but the bear head mounted on the wall added a special touch: