The light stores which dot the Bowery (see: Bowery Boogie article) , along with the industrial kitchen supply stores (most still standing) are closing down, making room for the new glut of restaurants (watch out Freemans!) along the once derelict strip of New York.

“Located in the ground level of the historic SoHotel, Lite Elite has been in business for 40 years.  As New York Magazine notes, “it’s a 10,000 square-foot space along a stretch of Bowery that qualifies as a veritable Lighting Row.”