Monday, July 11, 2011

Bowery Wine Company has closed

An EV Grieve reader notes that the Bowery Wine Company has closed... A trip to their website confirms it...


Ditto for a walk by their front door...


Now this closure was expected... Back in May, we first reported that August Cardona, owner of dell'Anima, L'Artusi and Anfora, would be taking over the space ... and expanding into the empty storefronts to the east.

So now you can expect "mobs of salivating foodies and goggle-eyed scenesters," as New York magazine described dell’anima.

Meanwhile, here's a look back at the protests outside Bowery Wine Company...



Find more on the protests outside Bowery Wine Company from June 2008 here ... and here.

9 comments:

Larry Slade said...

They should have held out until Mars closed. Being right down the block, they could have inherited all that business.

Anonymous said...

I always enjoy how these "upscale" ding-dongs can't be bothered to run their little signs past someone, ANYone with a grip on grammar and spelling. "Wonderfull," "its," random capitalizaton, 2-period ellipses -- nothing says class like a 8th-grade education!

esquared said...

remember when the patrons here were apathetic to and giggling at the protest?

bowery boy said...

If these folks didn't expect to lose their shirt on this location, well, then you expect them to spell correctly. The writing was on the wall before they ever got there. Just another poor business plan wasting the local CB's time and energy. Both don't seem to learn.

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Goggla said...

They were actually quite patient with accommodating the Mars overflow once in a while. I took Dr Rockzo in there last Halloween and, after the initial look of fear on the bartender's face, we had a grand time.

john penley said...

Go to the NY Post and google Pork Protest. Mission Accomplished !!

chris flash said...

Right on, John -- the new dive will go south as well, in due time!!

Despite the city subsidizing developers (free land, free construction money, zoning variances, etc.) in order to change an area's demographics by displacing lower-income folks and long-time neighborhood businesses in favor of "market" rate paying tenants and over-priced retail and dining establishments made to order for them, none of these businesses can take root here.

These monied transients come and go every few years, but REAL neighborhood businesses like Mars Bar (serving since 1985) have proven their staying power!!

UNBELIEVABLE that NO ONE is opposing the city's latest real estate welfare scheme in which the building housing Mars Bar is to be demolished and replaced by yet another generic homogenous non-descript structure designed to further uglify the Lower East Side in favor of over-leveraged indebted fuckers living the highlife while further enriching a handful of scumbags....