Dagny & Barstow to Open at 264 Bowery in August

Posted on: May 4th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

The drink is no longer in the future for 264 Bowery.  It’s about to embark on a strange new sober life here at the corner of East Houston.  Indeed, after some failed attempts to convert the former home of Lenny Kravitz’s Kos into another neighborhood nightspot, the long-vacant storefront will instead cater to the daytime fashionista crowd.  Yup, a trendy women’s boutique is on the way.

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The owner of Dagny & Barstow, Ms. Emily Titelman, emailed to inform us that her company just signed a lease for the ground level of 264 Bowery, which was dormant for four years.  Practically no movement here.  Indeed, according to Titelman, “bottle service carafes and empty Courvoisier bottles lined the bar when we took over the lease.”  But since that’s now in the distant past, Dagny & Barstow will transform the retail space into a luxury women’s clothing store, offering mostly exclusive merchandise from niche European labels.  They plan to open in August.

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Crain’s has additional deets on the rather pricey deal:

The retailer, run by co-founders Meredith Blank and Emily Titelman, recently signed a 10-year lease for 1,200 square feet at 264 Bowery, between Prince and Houston streets. Asking rent for the deal, which includes a storage basement, was $120 a square foot.

And then there’s this, lifted straight from the company blog:

The Top Ten Funniest Things about Taking over Lenny Kravitz’s Old Bar:
10. Early 90s Club Decor (green, purple and orange? REALLY!?)
9. We now own 75 bottle services carafes.  For all of our daily bottle service needs.
8. Cocktail waitress props!
7. This:
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(We thought it was a breast pump, which was both funny and extraordinarily gross.  Turns out it’s a stomach pump, which is considerably less funny)
6. A ten year old drug den
5. That’s all we got.  Maybe this should have been a top 5 list.
Less Funny Things:
-Mold.
-Herpes Bathrooms.
-7 Year Old Lime.

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