‘Deth Killers of Bushwick’ Motorcycle Apparel Opening at Former Auto Repair Store on the Bowery

Posted on: February 11th, 2014 at 6:08 am by
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Downtown Tire & Auto Center at Bowery and Great Jones couldn’t really stand a chance with the tidal wave of gentrification overtaking the boulevard north of Houston. After all, a corner of grease didn’t fit the new reality of luxury-360. The outer skeleton of the auto shop sits at 348 Bowery, which has been pitched as a “prime” investment opportunity for the last four years. Even while the business was still operational (it’s since closed).

All uses were considered for the corner hut, including restaurants which could take advantage of the 800 square-feet of outdoor real estate. For a minute there in 2010Segafredo Zanetti Espresso Café was considering the space for its “posh and luxurious” brand. Those plans, however, quickly fizzled. Other than this applicant, the address hasn’t seen much in the way of meaningful activity since the garage shuttered and its contents liquidated.

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Behold, we have a taker. A boutique. But one that specializes in “asphalt resistant” motorcycle jeans and jackets. Signage unveiled yesterday afternoon shows that Bushwick-based Deth Killers is opening a new outpost here. The small store is stocked with product, and there’s an insulated tent pitched on said outdoor space.

Guess the Hells Angels that attend the Bowery Electric biker bash each year now have a new pit stop. That is, if they can afford these prices.

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