Closed for more than a week as a result of a structural problem in an adjacent building, downtown jazz venue the Elephant Room plans to reopen Wednesday evening, according to owner J.P. Vermaelen.
The Elephant, which occupies the basement at 315 Congress Ave., initially shuttered on Nov. 13 because of a problem in the 301 Congress building that led to some exploratory work in the Elephant Room’s space, Vermaelen said last week. In an update late Monday, he said construction crews had been working around the clock to get the venue back open before Thanksgiving.
“We are now repairing the extra damage that was done, but it is nothing major,” Vermaelen said, adding that another crew would begin cleanup on Tuesday. The Elephant Room will celebrate its 25th anniversary in January.