Bodega Newsstand Coming to 215 Bowery

Posted on: January 17th, 2013 at 6:09 am by


The writing was first scrawled on the walls of A Plus Restaurant Equipment last February, when a liquor license application made its way to Community Board 3. Ultimately, the “TBD” nightlife crew who were considering the space withdrew from the agenda, and business at 215 Bowery continued as usual. That is, until late last year, when the company decamped for the commercial shores of Brooklyn.

Taking its place at 215 Bowery is a new bodega-newsstand combo platter. Interior renovations have been ongoing since A Plus packed up the showroom, transforming the valuable corner real estate into something reminiscent of a Penn Station convenience store. Dozens of empty magazine racks line the walls and a pair of refrigerators sit near the entrance. Coffee is available, too.


Namesake is still forthcoming, but we are told the establishment will open sometime next week. Don’t mind that leasing sign overhead…

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