Chatter’s Sunday morning home is Las Puertas. It’s intimate and newly renovated specifically for our live chamber music. Casual and comfortable, only 7 blocks from (our former home) The Kosmos . . . and still in a warehouse!
Las Puertas is a beautiful warehouse of red brick, concrete, and steel, rebuilt after a fire in the 1950s. When its useful life as a warehouse came to an end, owner Lee Blaugrund gave it new life as an event center dedicated to supporting nonprofits and the arts. Las Puertas means “the doors", a name echoing the massive old doors and gates from India and other parts of the world which line the walls of the Chatter performance space and the adjoining, larger Milonga de Las Puertas event space.
Mr Blaugrund and his staff have upgraded the acoustical properties of Las Puertas for the benefit of Chatter’s unique brand of chamber music. Also newly-constructed is a handsome corner dedicated to Chatter’s all-important, iconic espresso and coffee.
In recent years, Chatter has sold out most Sunday mornings. Las Puertas allows for small expansion of the audience while keeping the performances intimate and maintaining the atmosphere of camaraderie and community which are critical components of the Chatter experience.
A note about accessibility: The Las Puertas entrance has a short ramp leading from the street. On the east side of 1st Street, directly outside of the entrance, there are handicapped parking signs and reserved spaces for each performance. There are three bathrooms (one men, one women, one unisex) and all are accessible.
FREE PARKING: on the street or in the green lot