Pulino’s Neon Signage Finally Deposed from the Bowery

Posted on: March 18th, 2014 at 6:00 am by

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It’s official. Pulino’s Bar and Pizzeria no longer has any claim to the northwest corner of Bowery and East Houston. The red neon signage was pried from the brick facade yesterday afternoon. A Boogie reader happened upon the de-throning, and sent in the lead photo. What remains is the faded masonry and plywood shed.

The “Bar & Pizzeria” portion of the gargantuan sign was purchased at the asset auction back in December for $1,000.

As previously reported, Keith McNally closed Pulino’s just before the new year. He plans to open a completely new concept called Cherche Mede sometime in the spring. Not much is known about that project other than it’ll offer French-inspired cuisine.

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