Chef Restaurant Supply on Bowery Scrubs Facade Logo

Posted on: September 23rd, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Small bits of personality are slowly being erased from the neighborhood landscape. That’s definitely no secret. Especially on the northern frontier of the Bowery, where glass and luxury have already invaded and infected the area with sterility. While each missing piece is not always so noticeable, taken as a whole, it’s devastating.

Such is the case over at 294 Bowery where scaffolding was recently erected for some facade maintenance. Within the last couple days, that fading bilingual “Chef” signage (of Chef Restaurant Supply) on the roofline brickwork was scrubbed and replaced with coats of cream-colored paint. Gone.

Meanwhile, a swing-stage pulley system has been in play on the facade above Tony Goldman’s graffiti wall for the last week or so. The south facing wall is receiving a bit of prep work. A return to advertising, perhaps?

And here is a shot of the same corner, circa 1990, with the graffiti wall boasting the work of Clayton Patterson. Hat tip to Vanishing NY for uncovering.

[Photo Credit: Verplanck]

Recent Stories

Hester Street Fair Plugs in with ‘Hesterfest’ Live Show Tomorrow, Featuring 9 Bands

As a part of the fall lineup, the  Hester Street Fair  is bringing “Hesterfest“ to the Lower East Side. It’s the first of four such events this month, and is touted as a day filled with live musical performances, from nine different talented singer/songwriters, punk bands, hip hop acts. There will also be food vendors from around the city (Poke Ono, Red Star Sandwich […]

Frank Franca. Photo: Lori Greenberg.
Frank Franca Discusses the #helloicp Project on the Bowery [INTERVIEW]

About a week ago, we noticed a new installation in the windows of 250 Bowery, aka the future home of the International Center of Photography. The eye-catching #helloicp installation was created by photographer and long time East Village resident, Frank Franca. We decided to meet with Franca and find out more about both the project […]

Fair Warning: ‘The John Lamb’ at the 119 Orchard Hotel Has Nightclub Written All Over it

Like all the hotels in Hell Square, 119 Orchard Street sure took its time. Construction has been terribly slow in recent years, thanks in large part to constant stop-work orders. Five years after SAS Property Management (aka Shimon Avadi) tore down the tenement building, the incomplete hotel at 119 Orchard Street has finally undergone the […]

Rumor: It’s No Deal for Rob Shamlian’s Hell Square Nightlife Empire

Looks like Rob Shamlian isn’t getting out of Hell Square that easy. Reliable sources inform us that the deal for his three marquee establishments in the area completely tanked. You’ll recall that the notorious Shamlian has been trying to ditch Spitzer’s Corner, Fat Baby, and Los Feliz since last January. (The Derby was successfully unloaded to […]

2011-06-19 09.16.20
Uncapped: DG Through the Eyes of ELO

We are changing gears this week. Still graff, but from a very different perspective. Uncapped readers, welcome ELO. She has offered us her version of DG’s beginning in graff and their life together. From her heart to your eyes. Get your tissues ready. For real. BOWERY BOOGIE: ELO, thank you for joining us. As best you can, tell us […]