Prince Restaurant Equipment Vacates 241 Bowery

Posted on: October 21st, 2010 at 6:28 am by

The Bowery just lost another restaurant supplier – Prince Restaurant Equipment at 241 Bowery. Earlier this week, we watched as one ladder-bound laborer carefully removed the orange awning from the storefront. Directly below, a store for rent sign is affixed to the window near the entrance of the Sunshine Hotel.

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And as of yesterday, the interior is completely bare, save for one lonely sombrero hat sitting on an errant countertop.

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Prince Restaurant Equipment hasn’t had much luck these past few years; the supplier most recently relocated from 230 Bowery back in 2008.  This prime location, which is actually owned by the Bari family across the way, is a 5,000 square-foot parcel (including basement) and probably priced accordingly. Coupled with the closing of York’s Shona Gallery across the way last week, that’s two Bari vacancies now on the market.

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Already sandwiched between the New Museum and the newest Salon 94 outpost, why not add another gallery?  Three times a charm, right?

Anyway.  Whatever happens here, we’ll sure miss the Elvis, Betty Boop, and Marilyn Monroe ceramic statues which once graced the windows. Perhaps the Prince suppliers can find another location further on down the Bowery.

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