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La Gamelle upon opening, April 2015

Mathieu Palombino Ditches Stake in ‘La Gamelle’ After 9 Months

Posted January 14, 2016 at 5:13 am

The end is likely near for La Gamelle. 241 Bowery is now on death watch. Its chief principal, chef, and founder, Mathieu Palombino, ditched the French restaurant this week. He reportedly sold his stake to the remaining partners, and will instead focus on his successful Motorino pizza chain. That can’t be a good sign for […]

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Patricia Field’s Bowery Boutique will Probably Close Next Month

Posted January 13, 2016 at 5:18 am

​Iconic downtown designer Patricia Field announced in December that she was retiring after her impressive fifty-year run. At the time, the 74-year-old luminary noted that her namesake Bowery boutique would live through the springtime. Not the case, actually. A recent email to “loyal” clients, obtained by Racked, indicates the closing is much sooner. As in, […]

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Plans Filed for New 8-Story Condo Building at 260 Bowery

Posted January 11, 2016 at 5:12 am

Last Tuesday, the same day that JR, together with the International Center of Photography, unrolled a new mural on 260 Bowery, the building owner-developer officially filed plans for its future. Namely, luxury condos. As previously reported, Premier Equities purchased 260 Bowery in November for $10 million, shortly after word leaked of the forthcoming eight-story replacement. […]

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Street Artist JR Unrolls Robert Capa WWII-Era Photo at 260 Bowery

Posted January 7, 2016 at 5:15 am

​In the brisk cold of Tuesday afternoon, JR returned to a familiar place for his next addition. Around the corner from his last piece, the street artist added another token black-and-white touch to the facade of 260 Bowery. The wheat-paste was painstakingly rolled behind the fire escape ironwork over a period of a few hours. […]

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Controversial Ace Hotel ‘Faux Hostel’ Demolishes Adjacent Building to Push Higher at 225 Bowery

Posted January 7, 2016 at 5:00 am

The tiny tenement at 223 1/2 Bowery is pulverized; dust in the wind. A demolition team made quick work of the decades-old sidecar building, having razed the structure in less than a week. Reducing the footprint here allows the dual developers of the Ace Hotel (David Paz of Omnia Group and North Wind Group) to […]

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‘Little Sheep Mongolian Hot Pot’ Chain Opening Flagship NYC Location on the Bowery

Posted January 6, 2016 at 5:19 am

What was once a one-stop Chinatown shop for cosmetics and computer repairs will soon become a chain restaurant. Not quite what you’re thinking, though. The six-year-old predecessor vacated 105 Bowery earlier this year to make way for some hot pot action. Construction work has been steady inside the storefront the past couple months. It shows. The […]

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With ‘The General’ Officially Deposed, TAO-Chris Santos Project Advances on the Bowery

Posted December 31, 2015 at 5:17 am

​The General has finally been deposed. In other words, the last remnant of EMM Group at 199 Bowery – namely, those infamous red neons – disappeared earlier this week. This was the final piece to go before Vandal, the new Tao Group pet project with Chris Santos, can properly proceed. Other exterior storefront changes include […]

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3 Restaurant Supply Businesses Move from the Bowery, Including Chair Up

Last modified December 31, 2015 at 12:12 pm

More musical chairs on the Bowery. In the span of just a couple weeks, the last stronghold of Bowery restaurant suppliers lost three big-time players. All moved elsewhere. Most notable is the departure of Chair Up, the supplier that’s been at 219 Bowery for nearly two decades. Since 1999, in fact. The proverbial writing had […]

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Bacchanal Aborts Bowery Business After Less Than Two Years

Posted December 30, 2015 at 5:00 am

That’s it, folks. Bacchanal on the Bowery is done for. After all the pay-to-play press, inflated hype, and local opposition, it appears that proprietor Peter Poulakakos pulled the plug on his lighting district restaurant-bar. 146 Bowery is now quiet, its windows sheathed in butcher paper; moreover, the business line goes unanswered and social media presence […]

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In a Threatened Federal Row House on the Bowery, 2 New Businesses Take Hold

Posted December 29, 2015 at 9:38 am

As the figurative wrecking ball smashes into three of the oldest buildings on the Bowery, two of its adjoining brethren remain stoic. Still standing tall are 134 And 136 Bowery, spared demolition for at least the time being. Two new commercial tenants recently signed loft leases in the property, signaling said reprieve. First up is […]

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