Friday, May 18, 2012

A quick look at the Bowery south of Houston

Over at 250 Bowery, just a little south of Houston, work continues on the new luxury condos that will include penthouses starting at $2.7 million, as Curbed has been reporting.


And they'll be an Anthropologie anchoring the retail space...


The future... (at night, anyway) ...

[Via Curbed]

BoweryBoogie summarized the lot's recent history here.

Meanwhile, next door at 260 Bowery, there's the doomed Standard Sheetmetal Fabrication Corp.



The building remains on the market...


No price mentioned at RKF ... Per the updated listing, there's "great branding potential" and "Interior walls can be demised." (We'll say!)

Wonder how much longer before all the supply shops north toward Pulino's on the corner will remain where they are no longer welcome ...


6 comments:

Anonymous said...

"bowery" would be a great name for a dog or a first born child

thebadinternet said...

258/260 Bowery was former home of DIXON PLACE the performance arts space. Lots of amazing performers got their start/performed there. Blue Man Group, Spalding Gray, Wally Shawn, RENO, and tons more. I used to live there in the late 80's. It was an amazing place....so sad.

Anonymous said...

Not sure I am going to miss having restaurant supply stores in the hood, call me crazy.....

thebadinternet said...

Maybe the restaurant supply stores that have been there for decades feel the same way about you. Basically, you're advocating to strip the character away from the neighborhood. That's sad.

Goggla said...

I think this used to be #250:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/goggla/254478876/

and

http://www.flickr.com/photos/goggla/254478742/

I can't quite remember what the entire building used to look like, but I enjoyed the decorations on it.

bowery boy said...

I have my issues with the pollution that the supply stores dump into our drains, but you can count of them to close about the time you're coming home from work, as opposed to the bars, clubs and restaurants, which are open all night and keep the kids awake all hours.

The density that Bloomburg has forced upon us is a crime. More and more upper floor residents are pitted against ground floor retail as they are open later and louder than ever.

The problem is not the neighors or the retail. The problem is Density, and only government can address that.