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The Spaceland Ballroom, an entertainment spot in Hamden that opened its doors less than a year ago, is being pressured by a California promoter to change its name, according to a press release authored by owner Steve Rodgers (pictured).
“‘Spaceland Presents,’ a Los Angeles, CA concert promotion company sent us a cease and desist order for the use of their trademarked name ‘Spaceland’,” Rodgers says in the release. “Having trademarked the name in the 1990s, it legally belongs to them. Furthermore they are taking ‘all legal steps necessary to protect their trademark.’ Therefore, we are taking a few steps of our own.”
Going forward, the venue will be known as the Ballroom at the Outer Space, Rodgers writes.
The press release was forwarded by Manic Productions founder Mark Nussbaum. The Ballroom, along with its sister venues the Space and the Outer Space, also located at the same address, has hosted dozens of shows since opening, most in tandem with Manic Productions and other promoters, including Guitartown Presents, NEKO Productions and A.I.M. Productions.
CTNow’s Mike Sembos profiled the Ballroom and Rodgers when it opened last year. You can read the article here.