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Coming Soon: Bowery Coffee at 87 East Houston
Long before it was cool, before the graffiti wall was on the proverbial map, the unique antique dealer occupied the street level space at 87 East Houston. The eclectic collector of classic fixtures and random industrial wares had operated here for almost a quarter-century. However, late last year, owner Gadi Gilan relocated B4 It Was Cool to the adjacent cellar where the business currently operates. The old space lay fallow, yet Gilan held onto grander aspirations. An espresso bar.
As exclusively reported here last February, a new espresso bar is in fact set to occupy the high-ceiling cubbyhole that is 87 East Houston. Work on the build-out has been ongoing, but until now, the establishment remained without identity. Behold, Bowery Coffee. The concept complements the antique store, utilizing its light fixtures and serving plenty of Americana with its java. Or what Gilan refers to as “turn-of-the-century espresso.” While the interior will offer a few tables for drinkers, Bowery Coffee is essentially a to-go establishment. A quick refueling on the way to/from work or whatever.
For the moment, Bowery Coffee will grind beans by Counter Culture Coffee and offer homemade snacks like brownies and cookies. Price points for coffee and cakes will reportedly fall in line with other cafes in the immediate vicinity.
Target opening for Bowery Coffee is tentatively scheduled for the end of September. Watch out, Think Coffee!