Bowery Diner Neons Switched On

Posted on: October 21st, 2011 at 6:41 am by

Mathieu Palombino’s Bowery Diner flipped the proverbial switch the other day. The new chain-mounted neon housing, installed at 241 Bowery back in August, is no longer dark. As of yesterday, the red lights are illuminated, no doubt a calculated move in gearing up for inauguration.

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However, the as-yet-unopened 24-hour eatery, which still boasts a summer 2011 opening date, remains locked behind a plywood sidewalk shed. In the last couple weeks, the last-minute prep work has been all too obvious. Lots of hustling and bustling onsite with deliveries and whatnot. Looking behind the open door, we’ve had a glimpse at the glass facade, fully fitted with the obligatory branded leafing. Opening remains unclear, but definitely imminent.

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Meanwhile, the official website continues to both disappoint and entertain with that picture of the subway car submerging.

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