245 Bowery Restaurant Gains Sidewalk Shed

Posted on: August 5th, 2010 at 6:12 am by

245 Bowery is now sporting some new skin at the corner of Prince street.  For the last couple days, a team of tool-wielders have been building a pair of new sidewalk sheds. Now work can continue unabated behind closed doors.

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Time to say goodbye to the current facade as we know it, including the “Auctioneers and Appraisers” sign.  Upon completion, the updated exterior will boast glassed-in archways. And all of this happening right below the Sunshine Hotel annex.

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As previously reported, the duo behind Alta – Christopher Chesnutt and Ewa Olsen – is planning a new tapas-style restaurant here tentatively called “S.R.O.”  Community Board 3 has already approved their application for a full liquor license, but has expressed disdain for the working name.

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