Coming Soon: Lighting Studio II at 150 Bowery

Posted on: September 6th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

Yes, you read the headline correctly.  It’s a complete about-face from July 2010, when Brooklyn-based Japanese eatery Zenkichi was eying 150 Bowery for expansion.  At the time, the one-story structure was completely gutted and dismantled, presumably for the Lower East Side offshoot of the restaurant.  But those plans quickly fizzled after ownership failed to secure a liquor license, and reportedly gave up trying.

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Pace of work in the interim remained rather slow.  By this past June, the new 150 Bowery was finally ready to roll. And the beneficiary of such change is, of course, a Bowery lighting district that remains on its knees.  In a surprising turn of events, Lighting Studio II is to become the next occupant, joining a small group of survivors on the thoroughfare.  The shop is set to move here imminently, as evidenced by a fresh banner hanging from the rooftop.

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[2010, pre-renovation]

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