Wisemen Taking Over 355 Bowery

Posted on: January 3rd, 2012 at 6:28 am by

If only we had a nickel for every instance a new bar was aiming to be a “neighborhood establishment” or channel vibes of old New York…

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Anyway, that’s what we should expect at 355 Bowery where Wisemen is looking to set up shop. At the moment, the all-purpose sushi-cum-jello-shot watering hole Orange Valve occupies the space, but papers in the windows already signal the demise. The kitchen is closed for “renovations” until further notice, and several liquor license announcements hang from nearby street furniture.

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A Boogie tipster has more on Wisemen:

Spoke to two of the owners (both ladies) of Wiseman, to be replacing Orange Valve at 355 Bowery. No ETA but collecting signatures. One describes it as an eatery evoking “old New York.” Another mentioned music as well, but the other didn’t agree. They would be first-timers. One works in fashion photography, one works for fashion mag. Danielle [Levitt] and Caroline [Ng].

Paperwork filed with Community Board 3 indicates that ownership seeks a full on-premise liquor license for Wisemen, which will boast fourteen tables and a stand-up bar with twelve stools. They intend to serve a menu consisting of “American small plates” until 12 am Sunday through Wednesday, and 2 am for the rest of the week.

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