245 Bowery Renovations at Full Steam

Posted on: June 29th, 2010 at 6:24 am by

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On recent days, the double-doors of 245 Bowery have been open, exposing the current state of progress on the forthcoming tapas-style restaurant there.  And renovations are now at full steam.  Yesterday morning, the interior was in shambles.  A demolition team on scaffolding was busy tearing down the old-school metal ceiling, while plenty of detritus rained down on the floor boards.

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As reported earlier this month, 245 Bowery is to become an upscale tapas joint owned and operated by the duo behind Alta – Christopher Chesnutt and Ewa Olsen.  The venture is tentatively called S.R.O., and just received a liquor license approval from Community Board 3 at the last SLA meeting.  However, the board was none too happy with the working title, especially since the eatery will operate in the ground level of the Sunshine Hotel annex – a functional flophouse.

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