Friday, February 4, 2011
As we first reported back in January, a roast beef sandwich shop — the Boston-based Harrison's — is moving into the Bowery Poetry Club. Fork in the Road noted yesterday that the eatery will be called Bowery Beef. And they'll sell books and other printed media too. We asked one of the owners, Ray LeMoine, a few questions via e-mail:
This is your first restaurant venture. What was it about opening a cafe in the Bowery Poetry Club that appealed to you?
It's a space dedicated to literature. As a non-profit stage, Bowery Poetry Club is all-ages. Nice people involved.
How much of your space will be devoted to books/print media? (Newspapers too?)
Probably a shelf of newspapers, magazines and some books. Maybe an iPad app jukebox (Joke! re: iPad!).
Your opinion of the 2011 version of the Bowery as opposed to say, the Bowery from 10 years ago?
Now you can catch a Chinatown bus to anywhere for cheap.
The NY Post declared that the Bowery was "out" for 2011. Any concerns about that?
Are you downplaying the Boston angle here?
Maybe. I don't really know. Go Sox!
Previously on EV Grieve:
Bowery Poetry Club to get literary cafe, roast beef
Bookstore-cafe wanted for the Bowery Poetry Club
Fork in the Road had more on the new venture yesterday. Find that article here.