Dagny & Barstow a No-Go at 264 Bowery

Posted on: September 29th, 2011 at 6:18 am by

Walking the mid-section of Bowery recently, you may have noticed that Dagny + Barstow never actually materialized.  Last May, the boutique announced it was moving into the former Kravitz club space at 264 Bowery (fka Kos). The initial opening date was to have been around this time, but red tape reportedly became the proverbial monkey wrench in their grand plans, so to speak. So co-owners Emily Titelman and Meredith Blank instead settled on a temporary pop-up space in the Meatpacking District at 64 Gansevoort Street.

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In a column over at Racked, Titelman and Blank relayed the following regarding the whole saga at 264 Bowery:

264 Bowery, our dream space and prospective home since February, turned out to involve a long set of complications. We might have won over the Community Board, but by June, we realized that we weren’t going to be able to get our construction permits any time soon. With an opening day fast approaching, we had to make the difficult decision to move on.

We spent two weeks running around like madwomen, seeing every available space in lower Manhattan. It seemed bizarre to go all the way back to the beginning of the process and start over again, taking photos, pouring over floor plans, researching the neighborhood, counting foot traffic. In the end we got lucky with a temporary space on Gansevoort Street.

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