Noticed the construction across from Iron Bird Lofts? Wondering what it is?
Well, music fans and concert-goers will be happy to hear it’s going to a new music club called Fulton 55.
Here’s what you need to know.
NAME: Fulton 55
ADDRESS: 55 Fulton St. (corner of Fulton and Divisadero streets)
SPECS: Fulton 55 is a 7,500-square-foot venue that will hold about 500 people. It’s two stories, with the second level looking down onto the stage. There are bars and restrooms on both floors, plus a green room on the side of the stage. There are plans to add a kitchen in the future.
EXPECTED OPENING: Late November/Early December, pending a Nov. 3 planning commission meeting.
PHILOSOPHY: “We’re looking to do a venue here in Fresno to try and pick up shows that normally pass Fresno,” says general manager Tony Martin, who previously was the GM at Club Fred from 1990-1995 and whose experience in the concert industry includes time working at Pollstar.
“We’d like to have early doors, showtimes, etc, to get people into the show and out at a reasonable time. This isn’t going to be a neighborhood bar, it is going to be a live music entertainment place, similar to what the Great American Music Hall does in S.F. We will have comedy, folk, rock, ska, almost anything, except music that has a history of bringing in a rough crowd. With our initial response from agents and promoters, we should have no problem bringing in quality entertainment into the venue!”