Dagny + Barstow Boutique on the Bowery is Closed
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Proprietors Meredith Blank and Emily Titelman of Dagny + Barstow apparently closed their Bowery store last week. An official announcement has not been made yet, but word on the street is that it’s a goner. Walking by the storefront at 264 Bowery would be confirmation enough – cardboard sits in the windows and the marquee was scraped of its identity. The business phone line is also a dead end.
Dagny + Barstow was one of the first upscale women’s boutiques to open on the Bowery south of Houston Street. A ten-year lease was signed in 2011, but Blank and Titelman faced numerous challenges from the get-go, thanks to issues with the building itself (once home to Lenny Kravitz’s short-lived Kos) and with the DOB paperwork. So, the official launch wasn’t until early 2012.
And now the space is again for the taking…
Even though the thoroughfare has experienced a sea of changes each year, trendy retail has encountered a tough time below Houston. Case in point really is the botched deal to net Anthropologie at 250 Bowery. Meanwhile, those restaurant suppliers are still hanging on for dear life, much to the chagrin of enterprising building owners.