European Crystal Chandelier at 161 Bowery Closing

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

The headlines don’t really change too much in the beleaguered Bowery Lighting District. With so many closures and vacancies among the old guard of showrooms, it’s usually rather negative Nancy around here. Yet sometimes there are anomalies, as in the case with the nascent Lighting Studio II at the corner of Bowery and Broome.

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This week, however, brings news that European Crystal Chandelier across the thoroughfare at 161 Bowery is the latest victim, and will be shuttering imminently. Banners draped across the protruding sidewalk awning advertise the resultant clearance fire sale.

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Meanwhile, a smallish leasing sign above the entrance indicates that the building owner is now seeking a replacement tenant for the 5,000 square-foot space (2,500 square-feet on both ground floor and basement).

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