Dessert Truck Works Closes Its Cafe at 6 Clinton

Posted on: December 4th, 2012 at 6:46 am by

The Dessert Truck hit a roadblock, as it were. By the end of this month, the brick-and-mortar component of the five-year-old confectionary business (aka Cathcart and Reddy) will be kaput. Its sudden closure was confirmed yesterday by the arrival of a note to customers in the doorway.

Effective yesterday, cafe and dessert service at 6 Clinton Street are no longer available. The computer printout also reveals that holiday preparations and cooking classes onsite will continue for the remainder of the month; full closure is planned for the end of the year.

This final bow for the Dessert Truck Works on Clinton Street comes two years after initially opening, and While the sign hints at a possible return, some readers already speculate otherwise. Just recall the batch of Department of Health issues with which the cafe had to contend. Also, the truck itself was retired last winter.

Here’s the farewell message from the company website:

Dear customers,

With some regret, we must inform you that we will stop operating our cafe beginning on Mon., Dec. 3, 2012.  (We retired our truck last winter).  For the rest of Dec., we will run our workshops and fulfill holiday orders from the current cafe location.  After Dec. 31, 2012, we will cease all operations at our cafe.  To get any updates on where we may end up next, please subscribe to our mailing list by clicking on the link below.  If you’d like to reach us for any catering orders or private classes before or after the new year, please email us at mail@desserttruck.com.

Sincerely,

DessertTruck/Cathcart & Reddy team

Recent Stories

duster ua
Uncapped: Back to the Train Yards with the Legendary DUSTER UA

My fellow readers! It’s been a long time, I shouldn’t have left you without a dope rhyme to step to. We are BACK. It’s summer, the walls are primed, the paint’s been purchased, and we are doing big things with our Uncapped re-up. Head to Lovecraft on Avenue B tomorrow; we’re having a show!  One of the […]

151ludlow-inutilious-retailer
Capturing the ‘Inutilious Retailer’ Before the Ludlow Store Shutters and the Building is Upscaled

It’s last call for the Ludlow Street store that sold nothing. The Inutilious Retailer at 151 Ludlow Street – where people can take anything from the store but must create replacement art to swap – is closing on Sunday. Photographer Nick McManus captured a few images from the final days and sent them along. Here’s one. […]

mtv-video-year
MTV Enlists Local Street Artists for VMAs Murals on the LES

MTV hit the street earlier this week to help promote its annual summer tentpole. The channel enlisted several artists to help promote this year’s Video Music Awards, returning to New York City for the first time in three years. Participants in the commissioned project – Hektad, Queen Andrea, giz, and Damien Mitchell – painted several […]

Robert Lopez with Chico
Owner of ‘Lower East Side’ Trademark is Now After Forever 21

When you own the trademark to the Lower East Side as it appears on clothing, it’s a busy life of litigation. Robert G. Lopez is at it again. The small business owner, who owns LES Clothing Company (and formerly a store on Clinton Street), is now suing Forever 21 for usage of “LES NYC” branding. This […]

kenmare-bollards
DOT Installs Traffic Calming Measures at Known Kenmare Street Bottleneck

One dangerous downtown intersection is now a bit safer. The western terminus of Kenmare Street, where it abuts Lafayette, now sports a permanent installation of flexible bollards. As an extension of the Williamsburg Bridge exit ramp, this particular intersection is known as one of the worst bottlenecks in the area. So much so that a […]