It’s Official: 190 Bowery Now Sports Retail Leasing Banners

Posted on: March 20th, 2015 at 5:11 am by
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To the victor go the spoils.

Real estate mogul Aby Rosen is putting lots of oomph behind marketing his new $55 million trophy acquisition on the Bowery. Even while the six-story, 72-room Germania Bank Building sits on the open market, the RFR Realty overlords continue to pimp the ground level as a “prime retail corner.”

The promo push began earlier this month with a full-page spread in the New York Post. It’s one thing to see it on paper, yet entirely different seeing the campaign hit the street. Leasing banners advertising the retail opportunity now wrap the windows on both sides of 190 Bowery. No price is listed for the 4,200 square-foot ground floor space, but that footprint is certainly conducive to something of the big-box variety.

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As for the art element, most of the layers were removed last week. Including by the big cheese himself. Not wanting the street art in its natural habitat, a tipster tells us that Mr. Rosen allegedly nabbed some of the window panels for himself. This, according to workers busy with the move-out.

In related news, Bucky Turco from Animal NY gained illicit entry into 190 Bowery to obtain some parting shots of the beauty. Could there be legal fallout from that?

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