‘Chair-Up’ Restaurant Supply Space on the Bowery is Now for Rent

Posted on: December 30th, 2013 at 6:08 am by


219-221 Bowery is but one property in a portfolio of eleven Bowery buildings that sold for an astonishing $62 million last June. At the time, we knew the transaction pretty much spelled curtains for 15-year-old Chair-Up. With Milestone Equities as the new boss (they own the Dr. Jay’s streetwear empire), there was no way in hell they’d let a relic business get in the way of cashing in on the gold coast of Bowery 2.0.

And that’s precisely what’s happening here. A new real estate listing via RKF confirms that the family-owned and operated restaurant supplier – which offers chairs, stools, and tables – is likely on its way out. Apparently the ground level and basement (8,669 square-feet), plus additional floors in the building, are currently up for grabs. Price is not mentioned, of course, but use your imagination. It can’t be cheap.

On a personal note, this is one of our favorite storefronts along the Bowery, and we dread its day of departure. And even more so, its likely nightlife replacement.

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