Bowery Interiors Lite Elite

SLA to Decide Today on Peter Poulakakos’ Nightlife Venture at 146 Bowery

Posted August 13, 2013 at 6:10 am

As earlier reported, the full board of the State Liquor Authority will drop the proverbial gavel regarding OP-1268378 later today. That’s the proposal for the new nightlife venture at 146 Bowery by the hand of Peter Poulakakos. And the neighbors aren’t too happy with the intrusion, especially given the high nightlife saturation of that block […]

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Neighbors Rally Against Peter Poulakakos’ Nightlife Venture at 146 Bowery

Last modified July 22, 2013 at 12:02 pm

The former Lite Elite at the southwest corner of Bowery and Broome is the latest battlefield between NIMBY and nightlife.

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Peter Poulakakos Takes the Fight to SLA for 146 Bowery

Posted February 22, 2013 at 9:04 am

Past attempts to create a drinking establishment here were met with denial by Community Board 2. Now it’s “Bowery Restaurant Group” trying to make a go of it.

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An Update on the Bowery Lighting District

Posted December 13, 2011 at 6:43 am

Two updates to report this morning on the fragile Bowery Lighting District. Details inside.

Wall Street Journal on the Demise of Bowery Lighting District

Posted August 9, 2011 at 6:28 am

We know that the lighting industry here isn’t quite dead yet, but all signs in the neighborhood point to its demise.

Lighting Library Going Out of Business

Last modified June 4, 2010 at 9:20 am

Another domino is falling in the storied Bowery lighting district.  Back in early March, two longtime businesses announced intentions to leave the neighborhood – Bowery Interiors/Lite Elite (148) and J & P Lighting (151).  Both remain open for the time being.  However, it seems the time is nigh for Lighting Library at 140-142 Bowery to bid […]

Week in Review: March 6

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:49 am

Bowery Interiors/Lite Elite is closing, adding to the proverbial lights out for the lighting district [Shakeup in the Bowery Lighting District] Even the paint on 290 Mulberry won’t stick around [290 Mulberry is Peeling] Next time you see him, say hello to Nathan,the mayor of upper Orchard Street [The Mayor of Upper Orchard Street] Pizza […]

Shakeup in the Bowery Lighting District

Posted March 1, 2010 at 6:41 am

The storied lighting district of the lower Bowery will soon lose two big-time players.  Firstly, Bowery Interiors/Lite Elite at 148 Bowery is closing up shop for good.  Yellow-and-red signs hanging ominously in the windows advertise a fire sale of store inventory.