Coming Soon: Lost Weekend NYC at 45 Orchard Street

Posted on: July 11th, 2011 at 6:41 am by

It’s a veritable coffee shop comeback on the Lower East Side. In a relatively short six-month period, three such low-key cafes have already opened within close proximity. Dora arrived at 221 East Broadway last fall; Vie assumed control of the below-grade 96 Orchard in April; and Cafe Grumpy followed suit in June at 13 Essex Street.  Now another is joining the neighborhood ranks.

Ultimate destination is the seemingly hard-to-occupy retail space at 45 Orchard Street. Finally, a full-time tenant. Lost Weekend NYC is the latest java joint that will also double as a gallery-slash retail space. In addition to just serving coffee, Lost Weekend plans to hawk plenty of related merch. They also pride themselves as being the first proper city locale to offer Brooklyn-based, Blue Bottle brand beans.

We spoke to one of the co-owners (and Norfolk Street resident) over the weekend, and learned that the official launch of Lost Weekend is in early August. Meantime, as a meet-and-greet gesture to the community, the cafe is hosting afternoon sidewalk barbecues out front for the next three consecutive Fridays.

Recent Stories

Clayton Patterson Revisits the Pyramid Club with ‘Portraits’ Exhibit

The Pyramid Club of yesteryear is revived, albeit temporarily. Indeed, prolific photographer and activist Clayton Patterson is showcasing his documentation of an era rife with struggling artists immersed in a culturally diverse neighborhood at its peak of creativity. His photos of the scene are often considered a pioneering record of the evolution of drag in […]

CW Pencil Enterprise Reopens on Orchard Street this Friday

The so-called “purveyors of superior graphite” are readying their illustrious return to the Lower East Side. CW Pencil Enterprise just announced that the store will resume retail operations at the new Orchard Street digs this Friday. The change of scenery was owed to interior remodeling at its old Forsyth Street location. Renovations reportedly created a […]

‘Stranger Things’ Lights up Delancey Street

It’s T-minus ten days until Stranger Things returns for a second season. Last week, an intricate billboard of same appeared at the mouth of the Williamsburg Bridge on Delancey Street. Above the low-rise retail strip that houses Coco bubble tea and the endangered Happy Wok Chinese restaurant, among others. The advert includes profile cutouts of the […]

About that Bronx Zoo ‘Bootique’ on Allen Street

Allen Street has a new “Bootique” on its hands. Well, had. The Bronx Zoo spent the weekend promoting the month-long “Boo at the Zoo” Halloween festival with a pop-up experience at 91 Allen Street. The banner remains atop the textured marquee as a continuous advertisement. Temporarily at least. Boo at the Zoo runs through October […]

Construction Commences on 12-Story Luxury Rentals at Former Moscot HQ on Delancey Street

The northeast corner of Orchard and Delancey Streets is getting boxed in as we speak. Indeed, after many months of neglect – the fence itself was constantly falling down – construction is set to commence on a shiny 12-story luxury phallus. Plywood supports were installed yesterday afternoon around the sidewalk perimeter of the 86 Delancey […]