So, yeah, you probably heard this story
According to Lois Weiss at the Post today, France’s Louzon Group has acquired the former Salvation Army building for $7.6 million and plans to turn it into a 65-room boutique hotel with one of their restaurants on the ground floor.
As we — and others! — reported, high-end sushi place Koi wanted to open here back in the summer of 2009 ... CB3 said no ... and we kept waiting to find out what next glamourous thing would take over this former men's shelter, home briefly to convicted killer Jack Abbott... Was just a matter of time. (And money!)
Wonder if the hotel will select a Bowery-sensitive name...? Like, Shattered Dreams ... or, Next Step, Potter's Field ... with a cafe that serves trendy drinks in colostomy bags and artisanal cheeses in faux-dirty socks ...
So, yeah — I'm feeling pretty good about things!
Previously on EV Grieve:
Paint job at 347 Bowery brings an end to random Heath Ledger graffiti
Looking at what may be coming to 347 Bowery
Your invite to meet your new neighbor who wants to turn a men's shelter into a high-end sushi joint
On the Bowery: "What the hell is this?"
Your guide to the doomed corners of the Bowery