The New 150 Bowery is Here
As the historic Bowery lighting district continues its gradual descent into oblivion, a pristine new one-story development is up for grabs. Last week, the curtains finally came down from 150 Bowery, revealing a rather modest building that channels some of that glassy Bowery 2.0 flavor. Work on the cornershop had only recently jumpstarted after a winter season predominantly plagued by dormancy.
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In July 2010, Brooklyn-based Japanese eatery Zenkichi considered the space for a hot minute. But Community Board 2 denied their application and those plans quickly fizzled. By November, the old structure was razed and replaced, and landlords were already trying to market a still-skeletal “vanilla box” to potential suitors.
For the time being, details remain scant regarding the future tenant, but it would be nice to see more lighting move here. Probably not the case. Our guess is either another restaurant or an upscale boutique.