Monday, January 4, 2010

Boutiques on Bowery replacing the Bowery Bazaar (plus, Brazilian coffee!)

First, there was the Bowery Bazaar in the retail space in 52E4, the 15 stories of condo on the Bowery near Fourth Street...

Perhaps that was only seasonal, given the Feb. 1. debut of Boutiques on Bowery, which sort of seems like the same idea but with a new graphic: A woman in a rather short dress standing in some leaves during a windstorm with a python/cat/scarf wrapped around her neck.

According to the Boutiques on Bowery Web site:

The Boutiques on Bowery are an assembly of 36 hip new designer and artisans displaying women's clothing, dresses, sweaters, mens suites, hats, scarves, vintage and new Jewelry.

B on B will also be home to O-Cafe coffee bar reflecting the very essence of Brazil. O-Cafe will be serving the finest coffees, cappuccino, espresso, macchiato, cortado, teas, pastries and much more.

Just steps from the stylish Bowery Hotel, B on B aims to bring a sense of authenticity back to a part of Manhattan that's been transformed from a central throughway, to a gritty nabe and back again. A community collaboration, B on B is ever seeking new talent.


Bowery Boogie said...

a re-branding already?

Laura Goggin Photography said...

Hmm, I had a thought the "market" would only last through the holidays. Seemed like an attempt to fit into the nabe and kill some time before turning the space over to a "hip" and "exclusive" trendy boutique, which was probably the original plan. I'm sure it will serve well as a gift shop for the new avenue of luxury hotels.

EV Grieve said...

I'm with you Goggla, though I'm wondering how exclusive it can be if they're telling every passerby to be part of their "special group"....?

glamma said...

meh. this place sucks.