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EaterWire AM Edition: McNally Opening on the Bowery!

Are you already picturing the outdoor tables, the groups of ladies sipping rose?

THE BOWERY— According to the July Community Board 2 agenda, Keith McNally is adding the East Village/Nolita area to his portfolio of conquered downtown neighborhoods. The restaurateur will be turning the Adams Restaurant Supply Store at 282 Bowery into a restaurant should all go well with the powers that be in the community over the next month. The storefront, which sits at the southwest corner of Bowery and East Houston (just down the street from Whole Foods) and was once rumored to be taken over by Starbucks, is, like all McNally operations, sizable but may require renovation to make it restaurant-ready. If you're just tuning in, please note that the man is currently revamping Minetta Tavern, to reopen this fall with a "classic French bistro menu," so he's dealt with the same CB committee very recently. He got unanimous approval for Minetta; we'll see if the same thing happens with the Bowery. More details to come.
· First Word: McNally Getting Closer to Minetta Deal [~E~]