I take a little bit of pride in knowing what is going on but I was clueless on the rumors that Plant Zero was going away. Thankfully there are paid journalists out there that actually know what is going on and follow up with folks to get the facts. The following brought to you by Style Weekly.
Rumors have swirled for months that Plant Zero, the complex of artists’ studios and exhibit space at 0 E. Fourth St. in Manchester, was going to be closed and converted into apartments. Those rumors intensified in recent weeks, when Plant Zero began refunding deposits for events scheduled there in November and December.
It’s true that Plant Zero no longer will be rented out for private functions, Papa says. After several years of serving as host of special events, he says, Fountainhead decided it was more trouble than it was worth: “We’re just not set up for that.”
Fountainhead is exploring other uses for the cavernous event space in the former warehouse, which spans 7,000 square feet, including dividing it into more studios. Plant Zero also rents about 60 studios to local artists.