B Bar Sign Deposed from the Bowery Ahead of 21-Story Development

Posted on: April 12th, 2022 at 5:08 am by

The last discernible semblance of B Bar was removed from the Bowery yesterday. The classic illuminated signage.

A reader spotted the crane prying the sign from the facade, headed for parts unknown.

Demolition of the old B Bar – closed since the pandemic Pause of March 2020 – has been ongoing for the last couple months. As previously reported, its owner Eric Goode will impart a new 21-story office building at 358 Bowery. Designed by architect Morris Adjmi, plans call for 98,799 square-feet of commercial space, with 26,000 square-feet reserved for an unspecified community facility.

CB Developers staked $59.5 million into 358 Bowery back in October 2019. Goode, who purchased the site from Cooper Union in 2004 for $5.5 million, spent years quietly assembling air rights from nearby properties.

As for B Bar itself, its heyday was the late-nineties. That’s when the gas station-turned-hotspot attracted the stars. It was here that Sex and the City was born.

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