Clearing Out the Amato Opera on the Bowery

Posted on: May 2nd, 2011 at 6:28 am by

Saturday afternoon, we ambled past the Amato Opera building at 319 Bowery while a team of contractors cleared the space.  We watched for about twenty minutes as they dumped dozens of theater seats into a curbside dumpster.  Other locals witnessed the same throughout the day, including EV Grieve and blogger Michael Maren.

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Maren posted an overly comprehensive photo essay, and even caught a glimpse of the interior during the gutting.  He noted that many passersby walked away with stage props from the Amato.  The following photos are taken from his post

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This action is many months in the making.  Last July, Community Board 3 signaled their approval for the V Bar enterprise to open a “bar/restaurant/theater experience” here.

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