Thursday, May 5, 2016

Report: Menswear boutique and cocktail den in the works for East Houston

We've been curious about what's coming to the former Bowery Coffee space at 87 E. Houston just west of the Bowery.

We've seen movers hauling boxes into the space. BoweryBoogie got the scoop on the new tenant: VK Nagrani, a menswear boutique and cocktail den.

Apparently menswear designer Vivek Nagrani had been operating out of a former gallery on the Upper East Side. That space is closed now in anticipation of opening here on June 1.

Here's BB with more on the concept:

We are creating an experiential men’s boutique featuring luxury men’s clothing, custom clothing, bespoke jeans, hand made shoes and organic men’s grooming products (hangover recovery kits, post flight rejuvenation kits). Everything is made by artisan workshops in Italy, Peru and here in New York. The space is more theatre than traditional retail.

Nagrani will appear before CB2 (not CB3) for a liquor license at some point in the future.

Bowery Coffee closed after three-plus years in January 2015.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Soon every single commercial space will have a full liquor license. Buying "bespoke" jeans while getting wasted sounds AWESOME Bro!.

Gojira said...

What, no dessert, vegan or otherwise?

Anonymous said...

Ah, yes, more nice things for the neighborhood. Be positive. Embrace change.

Anonymous said...

"bespoke" jeans fuck outta here, all this shit is so corny and useless.

Anonymous said...

Give it six months. This high end Bowery thing isn't taking off.

Anonymous said...

9:26 feel free to embrace the bespoke jeans yourself while we reserve the right to discuss how out of touch these stores are with the community. Don't use your safe space, let's all be positive mentality to control the voices of others.

Anonymous said...

Why not open up a cupcake bakery or a taco joint? They're as ubiquitous as Duane Reades and banks.

Michael Ivan said...

sartorial people love their sartorial things. it sounds right in the middle of creating a cool experience and the need to sling some drinks to cover rent.

Scuba Diva said...

At 8:43 AM, Anonyous said:

Soon every single commercial space will have a full liquor license. Buying "bespoke" jeans while getting wasted sounds AWESOME Bro!.

In this real-estate environment, every commercial space needs a full liquor license. So what's wrong with this picture?

NOTORIOUS said...

If every business requires liquor sales to make their rent, even a pseudo clothing company, it just goes to show how unhealthy this economy is. No pun intended.

vivek nagrani said...

Liquor will not be sold. The shop has two parts. The first is open to the general public. The lower level is reserved for private clientele.