Owners Taavo Somer and William Tigertt were reportedly in discussions with the real-estate-investment group that bought the building last summer. And, as Grub Street reports, the restaurateurs finally agreed to "turn the restaurant over." An unnamed applicant for the building plans to open a restaurant in the space with a new concept. But, we'll find it hard to walk by 325 Bowery and see something else where our beloved Peels once was. How could it ever be as good?
In a statement to Grub Street, the owners expressed their disappointment: "We’ve had a great run and thank all of our staff, the neighborhood, and customers for the years of support and memories. We’ll miss everyone, but we have to say goodbye." Admittedly, we are not ready to say goodbye. If only we could have indulged in one last biscuit-and-apple-cider breakfast. (Grub Street)