New Commercial Tenant for 206 Bowery?
There is another twist in the saga of 206 Bowery. Despite the owners’ wishes to “make a case for destruction at a later date,” as revealed at the LPC public hearing Tuesday morning, the unconfirmed word on the street is that a new ground-level commercial tenant is in the works.
Boogie reader Mitchell Grubler was also in attendance, and he had a chance to speak with the building representative for 206 Bowery. Grubler commented with the following:
The LPC left the record open on both 135 and 206 Bowery, so there is still time to write to LPC in support of the designations. Given 135′s stated owner opposition and the owner’s DOB permits we cannot just sit back and assume that designation is a sure thing. The representative for 206 acted all innocent, but stated to me that he is going to recommend to the owner that he get an attorney. On the bright side, he did also state that there is a new commercial tenant for 206.
Whether said commercial tenant is planned for the current Federal-style structure remains unclear. Meanwhile, a crew of workers was busy clearing out the storefront yesterday, placing debris in a sidewalk dumpster. Let’s hope this latest site activity is not just a prelude to the wrecking ball.
In the interim, you can still write the Landmarks Preservation Commission to show support. One letter form can be found here.