There has been some activity in recent weeks/months in the south storefront at 342 Bowery between Great Jones and Bond.
Eater did a little sleuthing and learned that the space will apparently be called Poke Run, a restaurant operated by former Olympic athlete-turned-chef Michael Stember, who has been hosting secret sushi dinners — known as Sushi Belly Tower — in recent years. (BoweryBoogie notes that Stember is serving sushi in a new venture with Happy Ending on Broome Street.)
No. 342 was last home, in 2015, to a Subway (sandwich shop). The Subway opened here in late 2009, taking over the space after Downtown Music Gallery moved to Monroe Street.
Meanwhile! Activity continues a few doors to the south at No. 334...
DOB permits show that a pizzeria is taking the space.
PYT — "Home of America's Craaaziest Burgers" — imploded here after just three months in business about this time last year.
Perhaps the new operator can reverse the curse here. It was home to Forcella Bowery for nearly three years until November 2014 … only to be replaced in December 2014 by the tapas-friendly Espoleta, which closed six months later to make way for Gia Trattoria. They quickly closed. Then PYT arrived in October 2015.
Previously on EV Grieve:
A step back in time on the Bowery