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For those who would like to walk from Whole Foods to a replica of the Bill Graham concert hall where bands such as the Grateful Dead and Quicksilver Messenger Service once dropped jaws and baked brains, your dream is now reality—or will be very soon.
Live Nation, the concert production company that, according to an article in today’s Washington Post, “owns, operates or books more than 160 venues globally,” including Nissan Pavilion, Warner Theatre, Verizon Center, and Constitution Hall, will soon be building one of its Fillmore venues in Silver Spring.
The theater, which is slated to be built right across the street from the AFI, will hold up to 2,000 patrons.
The winners? Fans of acts that are slightly too big for the 9:30 club, which has a capacity of 1,200.
The losers? The folks from Virginia’s Birchmere who were angling for a similar spot in downtown Silver Spring.