Rebuilt 150 Bowery Ready to Rent

Posted on: November 1st, 2010 at 6:33 am by

Tear it down and start again – that is the recent history of 150 Bowery. By all accounts, this was to be another location of Brooklyn-based Japanese joint Zenkichi. But thanks to Community Board 2, management failed to obtain the licensing paperwork.  So they threw in the towel. Toward the end of summer, though, the landlord decided to revamp the single-story building; out came the plywood and jackhammers.

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The structure was quickly stripped down to its skivvies, its iron load-bearing partitions exposed. But now it’s getting dressed again. Within the last couple weeks, cinderblocks have reinforced the building definition, and it appears to have the same character as before. Indeed, true to DOB permits perviously filed, 150 Bowery remains a one-story cornershop.  No conclusive plans just yet, but leasing signs appeared onsite over the weekend. This “vanilla box” opportunity offers up 5,000 square-feet of space, which can be divided.

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Curiously, Curbed points out that this particular corner boasts quite the history (and mystery). Famed banjo maker G.F. Puntolillo operated a shop out of the Broome side of the storefront in the 1920s.  The Modern Barber College also shared the space during the Depression era.  And in 1942, crime photographer Weegee snapped a now-famous shot of a dead Andrew Izzo right here, gunned down just minutes after he robbed a pool hall.

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[Photo Credit: New York Times]

With the lighting district unabatedly shrinking, and a posh hotel rising two blocks to the south, it seems unlikely that a new lighting operation will illuminate the corner.

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