‘The Ainsworth’ Eyes Former DBGB Space on the Bowery

Posted on: July 1st, 2019 at 5:05 am by

July 2017

DBGB departed the Bowery two years ago. Since then, the commercial space, located in the Avalon complex that replaced McGurk’s Suicide Hall, has been awaiting a suitor. One is (potentially) found.

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.

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