Paulaner’s Former Bowery Brewery Seized by Marshals
Paulaner’s Bowery folly is complete.
The large-scale Paulaner Brauhaus on the Bowery flatlined back in February. Four months later, City Marshals seized the enormous ground floor and cellar spaces at 265 Bowery on behalf of the landlord.
The token printout is taped to the front door of the vacant brewery. Meanwhile, signage and branding remains in stasis.
In an outgoing voicemail, management offered, “At the moment I cannot tell you if or when we will reopen.” Now we know.
The placement of a German microbrewery in this spot – formerly the iconic Sammy’s Bowery Follies – seemed a hefty gamble upon announcement in 2012. It replaced Attias Oven Corp./Cannon Co. restaurant suppliers (building owners), which relocated to Brooklyn. At the time, many in the community questioned its viability from the get-go. No more was that evident than four months into operations (circa April 2014) when the enormous establishment suddenly shuttered for unspecified “refurbishments.”
That major bump in the road was blamed on a personnel change at the top. Indeed, the two-month renovation period saw the departure of owner Rudy Tauscher, and his replacement with buzzy restaurateurs Wolfgang Ban (Edi & the Wolf) and Markus Tschuschnig.