With On Stellar Rays Gone, Sammy’s Restaurant Equipment Returns to the Bowery (Kind of)
With the loss of On Stellar Rays, a familiar face returns to the Bowery.
On Stellar Rays vacated the Lower East Side after a nine-year gallery tenure that began on Orchard Street and concluded this past June at 1 Rivington Street. Two months later, the space is again catering to the restaurant supply industry, even if temporarily.
Indeed, Sammy’s Restaurant Equipment (formerly known as Mark’s) returned to its old stomping grounds last week. The 1,700 square-foot cornershop is now another showroom for the company, which moved off the Bowery back in 2015. In fact, this temporary outpost is directly across the street from its former headquarters, presently occupied by the Andrew Edlin Gallery.
The homecoming isn’t completely a surprise, though. Proprietor Mark Nourieli is the building owner of 1 Rivington Street (aka 213 Bowery), according to public records. (He also ran Regent Restaurant Equipment at this address until it too moved in 2015.) So, they’re keeping the space warm until a new suitor comes along, as there is currently a leasing banner strung from the exterior. Real estate listings are also available for the so-called “last available corner retail on the Bowery.”
Nourieli seeks $150 per square-foot, or approximately $21,000 per month in rent.