Breaking: Cake Shop Facing Eviction!

Posted on: April 28th, 2012 at 9:25 am by

Oh man, this is bad for the Lower East Side music scene. What’s left of it, anyway. The quirky coffee house/performance venue Cake Shop is now on the ropes, and facing imminent eviction.  Brooklyn Vegan has the surprising scoop on the situation at 152 Ludlow, and it’s dire. $10,000 is needed by Monday to pay off alleged “bogus fines from last year.” That’s a pretty tall order.

Photo Credit: Arancia Project

Below is the email currently circulating the scene:

Calling all millionaires: cake shop needs a month-long returnable bridge loan, due to possibly bogus fines from last year, at their deadline this Monday, or we face eviction. the amount we’re looking for is 10k, to pay off these fines once and for all. we’d need it in the next 72 hours. & reminder this is a short term loan. full explanation provided, with intere$t and perks, if this appeals to you, and you’d like to help us out & continue & grow. thanks. xo.

[Photo via Arancia Project]

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  • Chef4ny

    Awesome! I hate this place an thE coffee sucks!

  • Tenement

    oh man, i love cake, but just spent my last 10k on rent for my tenement

  • Chef4ny

    So they had over a year to address this and all of a sudden it’s an emergency. Fuck’em.

  • r. brown

    why don’t they use the money they’ve been stealing from the musicians