As reported in The Villager, a medical clinic is moving in above Jimi Hendrixs famed recording studio on 8th Street. A representative from Beth Israel Medical Group/ Continuum Health Partners attended Community Board 2s Landmarks Committee meeting to discuss the groups plan for the beloved studio.
It looks like the three story building at 52 W. 8th Street wont change much, save a sign announcing the new medical clinics presence. In other words: No worries music fans; your sacred ground will remain intact.
And rightfully so, Electric Lady Studios has hosted many iconic artists such as Aretha Franklin, AC/DC, The Clash, Prince, The Arctic Monkeys, Patti Smith, the Rolling Stones, and Led Zeppelin. The added foot traffic to 8th Street will also be most welcome, whether folks come for a check up, or to rock out!