Middle East details Sonia, new Cambridge rock club in the former T.T. The Bear’s space


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Over the past few weeks whispers grew louder and rumors grew stronger over the unveiling of Sonia, the proposed new Cambridge rock club filling the space of the shuttered T.T. The Bear’s Place. Now, in line with rumors of a spring opening, the Middle East has made an official announcement about the its new venue in Central Square.

“The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub is proud to announce an expansion to 10 Brookline St.,” the club says in a statement, via Clicky Clicky. “The multi-genre nightclub venue is named Sonia, after owners Nabil and Joseph Sater’s sister, Sonia Sater. Sonia is a brand-new, fully renovated, state-of-the art 320 capacity room to host live bands, DJ nights, community events, private functions, weddings and more. The room carries on the visual motif of the other rooms in the entertainment complex with arches complimenting the high ceilings and beautiful new stage. A full-sized artist-friendly green room will be available for headliners.”

According to the Middle East, the stage — situated at the back of the room, where the gaming room and restrooms of T.T.’s were located — is 39-inches tall, and 22-feet wide by 16-feet deep. We posted a sneak peek of the under-construction stage back in November.

Ned Wellbery (ned@mideastclub.com) of Leedz Edutainment has been named manager of the space, with Aaron Roy (aaron@mideastclub.com) named booking agent. Longtime Boston sound engineer Ian Nault has been named production manager.

No opening date has been made public — UPDATE: Our spies say it could be as early as March 31 — but judging from this new information, it shouldn’t be long.

Follow Sonia on Twitter @soniamideast; here’s a look at the stage:

Sonia 2017