217 Bowery

Katra Lounge Hopes to Reopen on Friday After Basement Fire

Posted September 20, 2016 at 5:00 am

Katra Lounge remains closed four days after a fire reportedly sparked in the basement of 217 Bowery, and knocked out the business. The blaze happened early Friday morning, but was quickly extinguished. In the meantime, the space is undergoing some extensive repair work. This is made clear both by looking inside, as well as a […]

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‘Katra’ Nightclub Catches Fire on the Bowery

Last modified September 16, 2016 at 9:18 am

A short time ago, the Katra nightclub on the Bowery caught fire. Firefighters responded in kind, extinguishing the blaze. From various scanner sources, it appears the fire sparked on the basement level. From the look of it, Katra appears in pretty bad shape. Busted glass, water everywhere, etc. The entire sidewalk in front of 217 […]

Spotlight and Red Carpet at Katra Fundraiser

Posted March 26, 2010 at 6:23 am

Last night, Katra was holding a red-carpet fundraiser.  This being the new upscale Bowery, all the stops were pulled – bouncers, ear pieces, guest lists, short skirts, etc.  Even a rotating mobile spotlight was employed for dramatic effect.