Bowery Coffee Opening Monday at 87 East Houston

Posted on: October 13th, 2011 at 6:09 am by

Here comes Bowery Coffee, down the final stretch, barely a furlong from the finish. The forthcoming java joint at 87 East Houston unveiled a new addition to its gated archway last week – iron lettering.  We stopped by the premises and chatted with owner Gadi Gilan, who remains the proprietor of the longtime lighting shop next door, B4 It Was Cool.

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Interior decor complements the adjoining store, utilizing its light fixtures and banking on a bit of rustic Americana.  It’s what Gilan refers to as “turn of the century espresso.”  But as previously mentioned, Bowery Coffee is essentially a grab-and-go espresso establishment, without much seating.  Just a few tables.

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We are told that Bowery Coffee will turn on the equipment and begin serving Monday morning. However, it’s more a soft trial opening.  The shop will run a pared-down weekday schedule to start – 7 am to 3 pm – with weekend hours arriving in the near future.

How do you feel about an espresso bar here at the corner of Bowery and East Houston?

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