Cata

Bagatelle Managers Seek ‘Highlife’ for the Bowery

Posted December 9, 2019 at 5:08 am

GupShup owner Jimmy Rizvi isn’t headed to the Bowery, after all. His bid for another Indian restaurant at 245 Bowery failed this fall. Rizvi’s application for full liquor was heard by Community Board 3 back in September, but was instructed to return as the application was incomplete and further outreach needed. His no-show one month […]

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‘GupShup’ Owner Heads to the Bowery with New Indian Restaurant

Posted September 9, 2019 at 5:04 am

Gramercy’s hip new Indian restaurant GupShup will soon have a Lower East Side sibling. Its owner, the Indian-born Jimmy Rizvi, is eyeing the Bowery for his latest vision. Site chosen is 245 Bowery, at the corner of Stanton Street, where Cata held court for six years until its demise. And it’s the second suitor at […]

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‘Vida Buena’ Courts Cata Space on the Bowery

Posted April 12, 2019 at 5:00 am

Cata has been dead barely three months, and already a replacement is in the wings at 245 Bowery. Next up is a new hangout called Vida Buena, which is Spanish for “the good life.” Principals behind this new 23-table venture are Michael Parish and Gloria Pope, neither of whom have previously been licensed by the […]

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‘Cata’ Spanish Tapas Restaurant on the Bowery Fades Out

Posted January 22, 2019 at 5:06 am

Of all the Bowery restaurants to join (and flee) the scene south of Houston the last few years, Cata always seemed to brave the turbulent turnover. However, its day of reckoning may have arrived. A Boogie reader tells us that the Spanish tapas spot was closed consecutive nights last week, including Friday and Saturday. Moreover, […]

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“Cata” Identified as New Nightspot at 245 Bowery

Posted September 26, 2012 at 6:09 am

The working name was so crass, it couldn’t withstand the nearly two years of planning, demolition, and subsequent interior renovations.

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Progress Report: Remember the SRO Restaurant at 245 Bowery?

Last modified September 25, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Delays are certainly part of the nightlife game, but 245 Bowery is certainly setting some sort of record in that department.

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245 Bowery Now a Loo, the Sequel

Last modified September 25, 2012 at 11:27 pm

In the early morning hours on the Bowery, it’s not something you really want to see…or smell.

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SRO Restaurant at 245 Bowery Sheds Plywood

Last modified September 25, 2012 at 11:27 pm

Just as the Bowery awoke yesterday morning, contractors were spotted peeling the weather worn circus-themed plywood from the facade of 245 Bowery.

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The Meaning Behind the 245 Bowery Plywood Poster

Last modified September 25, 2012 at 11:28 pm

While documenting the story on the Special Graffiti Unit, we noticed a ginormous poster taped to the plywood of 245 Bowery. Find out more after the jump!

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Followup on the 245 Bowery Loo

Last modified September 25, 2012 at 11:28 pm

The pungent stench at the corner of Stanton and Bowery has only increased with the pre-spring thaw.