Bowery Ale House Trying Again for 168 Bowery

Posted on: October 18th, 2011 at 6:41 am by

With Exclusive Lighting already five months in the grave, its likely replacement is a bit worrisome. In due course, we can expect another Johnny-come-lately nightlife establishment called Bowery Ale House. That much was certainly made clear last month with its application for an on-premise license via CB2. But the endeavor didn’t make the best of first impressions. Or any impression, for that matter, as they were a no-show at the meeting.

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This month, the Bowery Ale House was in attendance at the marathon SLA meeting held last Thursday evening. And after more than ninety minutes dedicated to other establishments, representatives appeared to present their case for 168 Bowery. One Boogie reader was in attendance and delivered the following report:

Bowery Ale House didn’t have a lot of answers. They presented a petition where they collected a few names, but it didn’t have the hours of operation on it, so anyone who signed it had no idea that they plan to be open until 4am 7 days a week. It seemed like I was not the only one who was ready to speak against it, so the moderator asked if they wanted a lay-over. At first, they didn’t want to do that, but the moderator assured them that if they wanted a vote it would be voted down. So, their lawyer whisper to them for a sec’, and they took the lay-over.

It’s unsettling to think about the future of this Lower East Side intersection – Kenmare is already bookended by bars, the Nolitan is a block away, and a new CitizenM hotel is threatening to decimate the opposite side of the street. Not to mention the very real possibility of some Meatpacking nightlife at 199 Bowery.

Until next month…

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