‘The Ainsworth’ Eyes Former DBGB Space on the Bowery
Prolific pub chain, The Ainsworth, is scoping out the premises for its second downtown location. It already operates a presence at the old Village Pour House on Third Avenue.
Principal Matt Shendell will appear before Community Board 3 later this month to fight for a full liquor license.
As for DBGB, Daniel Boulud closed shop in 2017 after eight years at 299 Bowery. Itself a harbinger of Bowery gentrification, the establishment blamed a “changing neighborhood” (it helped foster) for its misfortune.