Thursday, November 3, 2016
EVG reader Alta Tseng shared this photo from... 179 Ludlow St., the building next to Katz's...
As the Commercial Observer first reported in August, the California-based salon chain Drybar signed a 10-year deal ($150 per square foot) in the retail space of the condoplex
And Drybar, the 13th in the city and the first in this neighborhood, opens tomorrow (Friday!) per the signage.
The condoplex earned the nickname "The Rat Castle" from the Voice back in 2008. (The then-abandoned project attracted rats galore at the time.)
As BoweryBoogie noted in August: "An ironic name for this Hell Square newcomer, though; in an area pillaged with liquor licenses, a Drybar moves in."
Previously on EV Grieve:
Notorious 'Rat Castle' being pitched as 'Swank' on Ludlow Street