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Pre-recession, the big retail space on the ground floor of new development E2E4 (Scarano-on-the-Bowery, as Curbed's calling it) would have been rented out to some kind of hip, high-end boutique. Now, it's becoming a flea market under the name the Bowery Bazaar. The fliers currently pasted to the storefront invite "up-and-coming artists, young designers, and enthusiastic collectors to exhibit their goods," and the rent doesn't seem insane—$1200 a month for a 5x7 booth only open on weekends, or $100 a day, which is what you'd pay for a 10x10 table at the Brooklyn Flea in Fort Greene. In fact, other than the promo copy about bringing "a sense of authenticity back" to the Bowery, we can't find anything to mock here. Nicely done, Scarano-on-the-Bowery.
· All Scarano-on-the-Bowery coverage [Curbed]
· Bazaar in retail space of million-dollar condos with gated driveway "aims to bring a sense of authenticity" back to the Bowery [EV Grieve]
· What a booth at the Bowery Bazaar will run you [EV Grieve]