Beastie Boys' Inspiration, Paul's Boutique Burns Down

posted January 22, 2011 10:57:00 AM CST | 8 comments

Beastie Boys' Inspiration, Paul's Boutique Burns Down

Lower Manhattan's site of the Beasties' classic 1989 album burned to the ground on Thursday.

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. 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.

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