Bowery Building Razed for New Office Development

Posted on: November 21st, 2019 at 5:02 am by

The old Bowery tenement that previously housed a restaurant supply company is coming down. In its place, a new five-story office building.

Passing by 216 Bowery this week, we spotted half the structure eliminated behind a Black death shroud.

Approved permits on file with Department of Buildings indicate that the stout brick tenement at 216 Bowery is to remain – albeit unrecognizable – and sprout a two-floor tumor with snazzy roof deck. Plans previously submitted to the city show a five-story building with ground-level retail and four floors of office space (totaling 5,700 square-feet).

Designed by David Grider Architect, the newcomer will look something like the below rendering when complete.

The Balter supply business (located across the street) owned 216 Bowery for thirty-six years before selling to L3 Capital in March 2016 for $13 million.

Photo: L3 Capital

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