The Men of Hawaii Restaurant Equipment on the Bowery

Posted on: July 27th, 2012 at 6:28 am by
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As the soot-stained blue awning continues its downward spiral of deterioration, Hawaii Restaurant Equipment at 262 Bowery decided to add a bit of flair with this gate mural. After all, the practice is so “in” right now.

The commissioned artwork is simple, yet direct. Created by artist Maximilian Arocena, the wheat-paste collage is essentially a group portrait of the principals involved in the operation – the Attias family (Jacob, Adam, Zach) and Antonio. It’s almost as if they’re standing up to Bowery 2.0.

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The Attias clan of Hawaii Restaurant Equipment is part of the same family that operated the Attias Oven Corp./Cannon Co. double-shot across the street. In fact, that business is reportedly owned by Jacob’s brother. However, with the latter supplier having already decamped to Brooklyn, 265-267 Bowery is on its way to becoming a full-scale Paulaner brewery/restaurant.

Pictured in the mural from left to right – Jacob (father), Adam (son), Zach, and Antonio.

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