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Fuze Box music club in Albany sold

Sep 13, 2021 4:45 am

Steve Barnes reports in the Times Union that a Greene County native has purchased the Albany music club Fuze Box and will focus on underground music. William S. Yager III, who is known by the nickname Tragedy, already owns a number of Albany businesses once considered counter-cultural, such as a tattoo parlor and mead bar. The last owners of Fuze Box, which hosted national and local alternative music bands, closed the club at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Yager wouldn't say what price exactly he paid for the club, but that it was less than the $250,000 originally being asked. "It's a punk-rock bar. This thing is going to take 20 minutes to clean and get open again," Yager said. "I want to bring it back, make it a music venue and counterculture community center for the punks and the hippies and the music kids and the gay and trans people — a place like I had coming up as a young man." Read more about this story in the Times Union.