Paul Simon and Scarlett Johansson Interested in 250 Bowery

Posted on: February 6th, 2013 at 9:00 am by

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It seems every six months or so, the city papers decide to recycle the same sprawling styles piece about the changing Bowery. Somewhere in each office there must be a template sitting around like the exam stencils trashed in Animal House for Bludo and company to find. Today the Daily News published an article about how the thoroughfare has transitioned from Skid Row to “celebrity hangout.” Not much new here; just a large industry circle jerk.

Centerpiece in the writeup is the new luxury residential building at 250 Bowery. Since inventory opened to the public, 22 of 26 units have sold. The development reportedly attracted the attention of Scarlett Johansson and Paul Simon.

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Best line of the whole article comes from Lower Eastpacking purveyor Eugene Remm of EMM Group, whose triple-threat at 199 Bowery is ruffling neighbors’ feathers. Totally late to the game, he proclaims that he “likes being way ahead of the curve” and that this location is a destination [Golf Clap].

One of the hot new restaurants is The General at 199 Bowery, where “Top Chef” season 3 winner Hung Huynh is behind the stove, and the dining room is packed with scene makers.

“We liked being way ahead of the curve here,” said co-owner Eugene Remm. “This is a location destination, meaning once the crowd gets here, they stay.”

There’s also some heartening news from the Bari Restaurant Supply camp. Owners claim they’re “not going anywhere, ever.” Bold statement. The longtime commercial business owns their land, purchased in 1976. Valuable real estate.

[via Daily News]

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  • Jumbo

    I’m pretty sure Massey knakal has been marketing 5 prince street, 232-244 bowery portfolio for the past few years-just looking for a lot of money…

  • EV Grieve

    “Ahead of the curve” right behind DBGB, Pulino’s, Peels…