Drybar Blows Into Hell Square Today

Posted on: November 4th, 2016 at 5:12 am by
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Well, it’s not that kind of bar. Drop the flask and grab the blow dryer.

Drybar opens today at 179 Ludlow Street. The California-based salon-chain signed on as retail tenant back in the summertime. Teaser signage quickly followed and remained in place until this week.

With this new spot, Drybar boasts sixteen locations in New York, fourteen of which are in Manhattan, and specializes in blow dry services. No hair cuts.

Here’s a look inside:

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And then there’s the name. Ironically a dry bar in an area saturated with same.

This is big news for the so-called Rat Castle, whose 2,200 square-foot commercial space was empty and warehoused for more than a year.

The Rat Castle nickname was coined by the Village Voice in 2008 due to the terrible infestation at the then-abandoned project, which broke ground in 2006.

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