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We’re back from the Memorial Day break with a round-up of restaurant and nightlife news.

New Restaurant/Bar Planned on Bowery at Broome Street

Renovations have begun to turn a former lighting store at 146 Bowery into a restaurant and bar.

The Bowery’s parade of outgoing lighting stores and incoming nightlife venues continues, with the newest entrant making plans for a new restaurant and bar at the corner of Broome Street, on the ground floor of the Sohotel.

A firm calling itself Bowery Restaurant Group LLC is seeking a full bar license at 146 Bowery, which is also known as 341 Broome St. It’s the former home of the 40-year-old Bowery Interiors/Lite Elite store, which closed last year after a drawn-out “going out of business” sale.