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First Avenue's portfolio grows as it buys the Fine Line Music Cafe

It becomes the 5th venue to fall under First Avenue's umbrella.

First Avenue is set to become the owner of yet another well-known Twin Cities venue, as it completes the purchase of the Fine Line Music Cafe.

Situated a few blocks away in the Warehouse District of Minneapolis, the Fine Line will officially change hands and fall under First Avenue's ownership beginning Oct. 1.

First Avenue will own, manage and become the exclusive booker for the Fine Line, which first opened as a music venue in 1987, since then it has hosted acts including Pixies and Lady Gaga.

The Fine Line will become the fifth Twin Cities music venue to fall under the First Avenue umbrella, and with a capacity of 650 will offer something different from the others.

First Avenue owns the 250-capacity 7th St. Entry, the 350-capacity Turf Club in St. Paul, its iconic 1,550-capacity First Avenue Mainroom, and co-operates the 2,500-capacity Palace Theater in St. Paul.

It also promotes concerts and events at venues including the Cedar Cultural Center, the State, Orpheum and Pantages theaters in Minneapolis, the Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul and the Amsterdam Bar & Hall in St. Paul.

At the Fine Line, First Avenue is promising future bookings to be "live-music driven, with the addition of dance parties, live comedy, and live podcasting performances."

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"After nearly 20 years of promoting concerts at the Fine Line, we are very excited to take over the management of the venue," said First Avenue general manager Nate Kranz.

"While there are no immediate major changes planned, we are really eager to get in there, assess the room, and start to make scaled improvements. We want to put the First Avenue mark on it, and we want to do it right."

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