NEW YORK, Sept. 25 (UPI) -- Faced with imminent eviction for nonpayment of rent, New York's Bottom Line cabaret got an 11th hour reprieve from Sirius Satellite Radio.
Sirius provided the financial support needed to allow the club to continue operating while negotiations continue with landlord New York University on a new long-term lease.
"The Bottom Line is too important of a music institution to lose," said Meg Griffin, the Sirius Satellite on-air personality who is spearheading the drive to save the club.
"Our goal is to help this historic club get back on its feet and do what it does best, showcase some of the music world's greatest names."
Sirius broadcasts the show "Live From The Bottom Line" to its nationwide subscribers several times a week.
A Greenwich Village fixture since 1974, The Bottom Line has hosted such music icons as Lou Reed, k.d. lang, Stevie Wonder, Billy Joel, Jerry Garcia and Bruce Springsteen. Opened by Allan Pepper and Stanley Snadowsky, the club has suffered in recent years following the World Trade Center attack.