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Rendering via Elliman
In case anyone needed further evidence that the Bowery has officially gone from shabby to shabby chic: Anthropologie has signed a lease for a space on the Nolita side of the street. The chain will be moving into the retail portion of a mixed-use eight-story building at 250 Bowery, just south of Houston. The building is currently under construction, but it should be done this summer, with Anthro opening sometime after that.
This isn't the first big clothing line to open on the Bowery: That would probably be John Varvatos. And it's not the first incredibly well-known national brand to go live in a brand-new Bowery building: 7-Eleven managed to capture that distinction. But it still feels like a first. Anthropologie occupies a very accessible middle ground that hasn't been available on the Bowery before. It's neither too high-end nor too low-end. And as one of the building's developers points out, it's not a restaurant. Given the trends in new Bowery retail, that might be the biggest surprise of all.
· VE Equities secures Anthropologie as tenant for 250 Bowery [The Real Deal]
· Glossy but Troubled Bowery Space to Become 7-Eleven [Racked NY]
· All 250 Bowery posts [Curbed NY]