Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery Closes for Unspecified ‘Refurbishments’

Posted on: April 9th, 2014 at 5:36 am by
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It took well over a year (and a heap of controversy) to complete the build-out … and a paltry five months to come undone. Paulaner Brauhaus at 265-267 Bowery is down for the count, at least temporarily. The ambitious brewer and beer hall closed for business on Sunday for the all-too-common, unspecified “refurbishments.” We all know what that means.

Pinkish paper is now holding court in the windows of 265-267 Bowery. Plus, a couple computer printouts carry the message of “coming soon.” Guess that means the reopening is happening at some point in the future.

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Closing for “refurbishments” doesn’t make sense on the face, especially for an endeavor that still has the so-called new car smell. Neighbors have been quick to point out that the location rarely attracts customers, even on the busier weekend nights. Some speculate that it’s the overall price point acting as deterrent. It follows two other heavy-hitter establishments that re-branded in the last couple months – Chez Jef (Bowery Diner) and Cherche Midi (Pulino’s). Not all is well on this block of the Bowery, it seems.

Below is the message to Paulaner’s Facebook faithful:

To all fans of Paulaner NYC, please know we will be closing starting Sunday, April 6th for refurbishments.

We look forward to having you with us soon!

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