Paulaner Brauhaus Meets the Bowery Neighbors

Posted on: June 12th, 2012 at 6:09 am by

Tempers were in attendance yesterday evening at 265-267 Bowery, formerly home to Attias Oven Corp./Cannon Co. As we first reported, it is here, straddling both addresses, that German-based Paulaner Brewery hopes to plant domestic roots with a 4,000 square-foot flagship beer hall. That’s enough room for over two hundred diners!

This image has been archived or removed.

This gathering was a somewhat impromptu meet-and-greet with the neighbors in order to comply with the requisite “community outreach” component for Community Board 3 wine and beer approval. Only problem being that it seemed thrown together without much, ironically enough, notice to the neighborhood. Indeed, the dude living upstairs claimed he didn’t receive any communication from management, and street announcements didn’t go up until a couple days ago.

This image has been archived or removed.

Nevertheless, frontman Rudy Tauscher (formerly of Mandarin Oriental) and his well-heeled cronies detailed the plans for the space, much of which was already disclosed at last month’s SLA meeting. Specific talk-time was given to explaining the intent of being a restaurant first and foremost (i.e. enormous basement kitchen, artisanal products, bakery), with early hours of operation (7 am – 12 am; 1 am on weekends) and state-of-the-art soundproofing. To that end, one architect living above Pulino’s became the de facto advocate for the group, arguing for transparency and even regaling the group with his McNally dealings.

This image has been archived or removed.

Credit: Morali Architects

Many locals in attendance were simply jaded by the years of constant bait-and-switch tactics of other nightlife carpetbaggers, and questioned benefit to the community and so forth. Paulaner folks retorted that their establishment will clean the Bowery and provide jobs for locals. Pretty much the usual arguments on both sides of the aisle.

P.S. Tauscher said that he has a gentleman’s agreement with the building owners to serve matzo ball soup.

Recent Stories

Good News/Bad News for East River Park [OP-ED]

The following editorial was written by Pat Arnow, a photographer and writer on the Lower East Side who helped found East River Park Action in 2019.  East River Park will remain entirely open and untouched by construction through the end of the year. The latest delay in the massive flood control project – the $1.45 […]

Peppa’s Jerk Chicken Scouts Stanton Street for Expansion

A popular jerk chicken spot in Brooklyn is headed to Hell Square on the Lower East Side. Crown Heights counter-service spot, Peppa’s Jerk Chicken, is currently eyeing 90-96 Stanton Street. The multi-storefront space previously hosted the short-lived Falafix. News of their likely arrival is confirmed by liquor license application materials submitted to Community Board 3 […]

One Week After Reopening, Nathan Straus Playground is Again Locked

Not so fast. One week after the Parks Department unlocked Nathan Straus Playground to the public, it’s again gated. Readers report that the padlocks returned on Tuesday without any communication from the city. As reported, the Lower East Side park, which abuts the Attorney Street cul-de-sac, had been closed without notice for nearly a month […]

Parisi Bakery Building on Elizabeth Street Listed for $5.99M

The NoHo building housing Parisi Bakery is up for sale, and the store may not survive. Robert Parisi – building owner and former head baker of the family business – listed 290 Elizabeth Street on the market. He’s seeking $5.99 million for the seven-unit, mixed-use tenement. Parisi purchased the property in 1983 for $200,000, property […]

Astor Place Hair to Close Permanently Next Month Due to Pandemic

You’ve seen, you’ve read, you’ve heard. News broke over the weekend that Astor Place Hairstylists, a bastion of affordable cuts, is closing down for good. Barring some miracle, the 74-year-old business will be another victim of this dreadful pandemic. Apparently, management informed staff last Friday. Its final day on the namesake block is at the […]