Tuesday, February 16, 2016
The storefronts for rent on the Bowery
Environment Furniture, which "creates timeless contemporary collections for the home that respect the planet," has been holding a going-out-of-business sale at its showroom on the Bowery between Great Jones and East Fourth Street. Now the storefront is for rent. (The listing isn't online at Ozymandius Realty.)
Meanwhile, there are plenty of other storefronts available nearby (in the few blocks between East Fourth and East Houston) on the Bowery ... such as the former Subway sandwich shop...
... and the spaces where PYT and SRO Pizza were...
...and Patricia Field's storefront... (Field is retiring from the boutique business after 50 years... the store's last day is Feb. 28.)
...and the now-closed Tatyana Boutique...
Also, just as an FYI...
[Photo by Margarita on Jan. 31]
Rock is either no longer dead... or it died... as the Rock is Dead? banner has been removed at the John Varvatos store...
Also, just as an FYI Part 2...
The newish Kenneth Cole shop on the Bowery at Bond was closed over the weekend after a pipe broke/burst...
...and the 7-Eleven at 351 Bowery between East Third Street and East Fourth Street was randomly closed yesterday for unspecified reasons...
Posted by Grieve at 4:10 AM
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The new high end revitalization of the Bowery is really taking off!
The "Rock is dead" sign was for fashion week. As for the other storefronts, the Bowery is too early for retailers to open up shop. Take a walk down that street and check out who is walking around and as the question "are these people potential customers or my business". Unless you sell wool caps, flannel shirts, floppy fashion hats and iPhone accessories and do not plan to open a new museum, an all you can drink brunch hole then the answer will most likely be no.
The real estate tax law that lets property owners take deductions for these tenant-less retail spaces is out of date and needs to be changed. It's not 1970's NYC. These spaces are empty because property owners are seeking more than market rate. As long as they can chalk up a business loss, there doesn't seem to be a whole lot to motivate property owners to lower the rents and fill the spaces.
after the shit that got awards on last night's Grammys there is no doubt Rock is Dead.
Not dead, undead. Like pretty much all of pop culture since it got swallowed up by Ryan Seacrest and the Kardashians.
If anyone is still wondering if rock is dead, I have two words for ya: Hollywood Vampires. You know someone onstage in that ungodly mess was sporting Varvatos.
I ran a store in the Environment spot. The area is dead for retail because there's very little foot traffic. And the rent was only 3k a month.
Kenneth Cole store closed, you say? Who exactly will THAT inconvenience????
High end retail only exist around high end residential not high end nightlife with high end hotels. This is not upper east side but more likely the next Times Square. Expect only tourists friendly chain stores and food places to do well here. (oh and of course Starbucks).
The good news is, of course: the landlords can jack up the rents on all of those spaces. (It's likely they weren't asking enough to begin with.)
@ 10:49: hahahahahahahahahahahaha!
SMH @ Kendrick Lamar winning five Grammys. How rap is considered a viable form of music in 2016 is beyond me. Rappers are either wannabe Carnegies (Jay Z) or hipsters (Kanye West) or say nothing materialistic lowlives (anyone who raps about bitches, jewelry, cars etc.) Gone is the NWW, the Ice IT, the Public Enemy i.e. rap artist who says something.
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