Brooklyn, New York Hip Hop trio the Beastie Boys named their 1989 album, Paul’s Boutique. The group’s sophomore album, and first for Capitol Records, took its name from a Lower East Manhattan thrift store. This week, the site of Paul’s Boutique, 99 Rivington Street, burned down.
CrawDaddy.com reported that the site, now a restaurant called Three Monkeys, burned on January 20.
The Beastie Boys have yet to comment. The album was digitally re-mastered and re-released by Capitol Records in 2008.