Travis Bass Opens 415 Beneath Butter, The General Opens Jazz Room

Screen Shot 2013-03-11 at 10.39.58 AMDanny Ghitis for The New York Times Travis Bass

Travis Bass, the “impresario of the night” who split with EMM Group after running Bow, has found a new home just a stone’s throw from 199 Bowery: he’s now overseeing the basement at perennial Lafayette Street hotspot Butter.

A representative confirms that the restaurant’s basement has been transformed into a lounge with separate entrance called 415. Mr. Bass will run the room Tuesday through Saturday. A party attendee said the space has been outfitted with mirrors, plants and a smoke screen. “It looks similar to his previous short runs at White Slab, Jobee’s/Madame Wong’s and Red Egg,” the tipster said.

This isn’t the only change in store for Butter, which turned 11 last month: another representative who didn’t want to be named said the restaurant is renovating — “just painting, things like that” — while dinner service continues upstairs.

Meanwhile, The General’s basement, which has faced considerable kickback from unhappy neighbors, is now going by the name Jazz Room at the General, and is hosting two nightly seatings for live music.

That doesn’t mean the parties are over. A representative confirmed that after midnight on select nights, the space transforms into a lounge with DJ.