CBGB Will Become John Varvatos Boutique

The sprawl of 13,000 square feet on the Bowery that was once CBGB’s has been leased, in whole or in part, not totally clear, by John Varvatos for a boutique!

Bill Popp, who played CBGB from 1981 until its closing last year, mourned the Bowery’s turn for the purse.

"Now it’s going to become a contrived type of store, with prices only for the yuppies who are taking over the neighborhood," he lamented.

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