Triangle, a music venue and small plates restaurant on Prince George Street, will close its doors Saturday night after four years of bringing diverse acts to Williamsburg.
Co-owners and husband and wife team Matthew Black and Anna Krouse opened the restaurant and venue in early June 2015 with the goal of presenting live entertainment that stood apart from other offerings in the city, Black said.
“We’ve had blues rock, classical chamber quintets, German Oompah bands with 13 people onstage, William and Mary acapella choirs and Indonesian folk music with shadow puppetry theater,” he said. “I handled a lot of the music booking, and I definitely wanted it to be interesting and unique, but also familiar, and some of our best successes were when we went a little bit out there.”
The couple also aimed to make Triangle a place where everyone in Williamsburg could feel welcome, Black said.
“Alongside music, we also partnered with the college and have been a safe space for many LGBTQ+ college students as well as adults,” he said. “The vision was to operate a small plates restaurant with live, diverse music and to offer a safe space.”
Triangle will close Saturday night after the conclusion of its final salsa night, one of the venue’s most popular events. Black said his wife’s failing health led them to decide to close, and instead focus on Krouse’s health.
“I’m her partner in this whole process, and her health is has not been super for a long time,” he said. “We reached a moment where we need to put her health forward, and it made sense that this was a good time to say goodbye.”
Triangle’s final night of programming will include a performance from Joe’s Day Off, a local country, rock and oldies band from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Their final salsa night will start at 9:30 p.m.
“The love that we’ve gotten over the past few weeks has been very heartwarming. it’s a little bittersweet, but we’re just glad that we’ve been able to offer something very different and very entertaining for the last four years, and a little different,” Black said.
For more information, visit trianglewilliamsburg.com or call 757 645 2890. Triangle is located at 601 Prince George St, and is open from 5 p.m. to 1:30 a.m.
Five Guys on High Street will be closed for renovations until the first week of April, restaurant General Superintendent Jerry Nichols said.
The 2,600-square-foot fast food restaurant opened at 1430 Richmond Road in 2009. Assistant Manager Olha Zakharuk said Five Guys requires its restaurants remodel every 10 years.
“We’ll get all new furniture, it’ll have a different look to it,” Nichols said. “The tables and chairs we’ll be putting in will be much nicer, and we’re putting in all new kitchen equipment. We’re trying to bring it up to standards and up to date.”
The restaurant will also be brought up to Americans with Disabilities Act guidelines. Other additions will include booth seating and stainless steel kitchen equipment, Nichols said.
The Kids Dream Film Series will kick off at Movie Tavern on High Street Saturday and Sunday mornings from March 2 to April 14, offering a series of children’s films for $3 per person.
The dine-in theater, which was purchased by the Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Marcus Corporation last month, also recently began offering $5 movie tickets with complimentary popcorn each Tuesday.
All Kids Dream Film Series movies will play at 10 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. All titles will be shown in standard 2D and are rated PG, according to a Movie Tavern news release.
The series kicks off March 2 and 3 with “Smallfoot.” For a full film series schedule, visit movietavern.com/node/345.
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