The Tralf Music Hall will come to life in the city center – in a redesigned space | The music







Tom Barone, owner of Tralf Music Hall.


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Three months after music fans learned of the legendary downtown venue’s closure, Tralf operator Tom Barone and Legacy Development, owner of the Theater Place building, announced its reopening.

“I just couldn’t give up,” Barone laughed when asked how the Tralf went from a former tenant to participating in a new deal with Legacy Development.

Legacy has abandoned its plan to convert parts of the building into apartments. And Barone will reopen the club in September, with the intention of putting on shows there until March 2022, when the Tralf will temporarily close for expansion and renovation. The “new” Tralf should reopen in September 2022.

“We were looking to build a new location from scratch, but to me the financial numbers just didn’t seem to add up,” said Barone. Chinnici, and saying, “What would it take to start a new club and work with new numbers? He liked the idea, and his architects came up with plans, we went back and forth and finally came to an agreement.

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The Tralf Music Hall has been a cornerstone of the region’s music scene for over four decades, and had called the Theater Place building at 622 Main Street since 1982. International, national and regional luminaries had graced the Tralf stage, which made it one of the most popular and sustainable places in the region.


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