Lights Out for Lighting Craftsman at 173 Bowery
Another foot soldier in the old guard of Bowery troops has fallen; a member of the light brigade.
Just as we stopped to admire the wonderful ghost signage (Twilight Lighting) uncovered during the recent spat of inclement weather, 173 Bowery (aka 1 Delancey) decides to boot longtime light depot, Lighting Craftsman. The stuffy shop, which, at one point allegedly boasted the largest selection of Tiffany lights on the East Coast, boasts a great variety of unique pieces and specializes in designing custom fixtures. Repairs, too. Now leasing signs hang in the windows…
These veteran craftsmen were purportedly commissioned by the Gossip Girl people to fashion special-order sconces for some of the sets. But more recently, the store received some online press at Martha Stewart’s website back in January, where columnist Kevin Sharkey shone a brighter, ahem, spotlight on the business.
Head over to the Bowery now for the current closeout fire sale, with discounts as deep as 80% (“no reasonable offer refused”).