EMM’s 199 Bowery Club Complex Strips Plywood

Posted on: December 5th, 2012 at 6:09 am by
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Behold, the standard-bearer of Lower Eastpacking on the Bowery.

EMM flamboyance was downgraded a notch at 199 Bowery this week with the removal of the longstanding, two-story Alec Monopoly plywood. Ever since after-hours variance permits were secured from the DOB back in October, there’s been a feverish construction pace around the clock. Even past the stated dates of said permit and amidst the hubbub of Heidi Klum’s Christmas/Halloween party on Saturday.

With sidewalk shed gone, we now have a preview of The General/Bow/Finale in all its garage-door-facade glory. No paper in the windows means an unfettered look at the 6,000 square-foot interior. Here’s the first look.

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Even with all the progress, 199 Bowery is still crawling with contractors and laborers on the reg, many of whom have been spotted copping z’s in the recently-placed banquettes. Chalk it up to the seemingly nonstop work.

Meanwhile, as we’ve been reporting for weeks, EMM Group hoodwinked the community with the third license for 199 Bowery. That of the Pascha-backed stowaway space, Finale, on the ground level. The original plans for the soon-to-open clubbing mecca did not include this concept.

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