An Update on 334 Bowery

Posted on: March 16th, 2010 at 6:35 am by

Exactly one year ago, Vbar was trying to open another outpost in 334 Bowery, former home of Bowery Tattoo.  The proposal had building residents understandably upset.  But in the end, those plans fell through, and aside from a transient sample sale this past weekend, the storefront has maintained a steady vacancy streak; Vbar eventually settled for a spot on St. Mark’s Place.

Which brings us to this recent real estate listing for the property.

Notwithstanding the ridiculous monthly rent of $14,999, there are two major issues with the Craigslist real estate listing (via NYCRS).  Firstly, in a blatant disregard for reality, the image was purposely (and poorly, we might add) photoshopped to erase the old signage.  Heaven forbid prospective renters knew that this was once a neighborhood tattoo parlor.  After all, this is Bowery 2.0, where only shi-shi boutiques and upscale drinking establishments rule.

Secondly, the Bowery is not a street!  We’ve been over this before, and even Cemusa corrected its mistake.

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  • Anonymous

    GIven that rent, a chain seems natural…something to complement the Subway to the north.

    • Anonymous

      Can you imagine trying to run a business in that little shit hole store, where, every day, the first $500 of PROFIT goes down the drain into rent?

      • Boweryporter

        Well harmonbond thats how the economy works- you lease a space and pay RENT (thats when money is transfered to an owner from a tenant to have the right to occupy the space) now you have the ” little shit hole store” in which to sell goods or products that will benefit you. So lets review, the masses come into your store buy your shit, then you pay rent and what ever is left over, well you get it…

      • Lucidview

        Can you imagine living in a city where you have the opportunity to rent a large space in a prime location where pedestrians (both residents and travelers) have the means to spend more on one pair of ripped jeans or one evenings’ meal then other people, elsewhere, collect as an entire salary in a week? Can you imagine having the chance, as a business ownere, to compete with other high end, successful merchants (such as Patricia Fields and Blue and Cream) who are already prospering in the same area, but are paying more rent, for less space? Can you imagine having the drive and passion to run a successful business, knowing that your revenue will exceed your cost of conduct? I supposed it’s hard for someone who has nothing better to do then to spend their days typing away, unreasonable comments regarding business ventures they visibly know NOTHING about to clearly imagine such possibilities.

  • Boweryporter

    I was actually at the community board meeting for this one, and the community board is pathetic. Their argument was that they don’t believe its safe to have a wine bar on the ground level below their rent stabilized homes. Not safe??? well lets see, on any given day there are hobos that sit on the siamese connections in front of the building, there is a meth clinic across the street, a majority of the occupants there frequent Steve’s deli next door to 334 Bowery, the store front gets tagged every week. Sooo…i can see why a wine bar is dangerous for the community.

  • Sjpodhany

    Supply and demand…people pay $15 bucks for a hot dog and a soda at a Yankee game, despite the fact that a dirty water dog and a can of coke cost $1.50…but the scene just isnt the same…