Press Tea Gives Up on 168 Ludlow

Posted on: February 13th, 2013 at 6:19 am by

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More Ludlow closures to report today…

Coffee certainly wasn’t their cup of tea…and neither was 168 Ludlow Street. The tiny spot of Press Tea closed for good within the last couple weeks. Security gates remain drawn and locked, and the interior devoid of activity; tables and chairs have also been cleared away. Phone calls reach a still-active answering machine, though messages go unheeded. And there’s no word on social media about any updates. To anyone keeping score, the business lasted barely eight months at this address.

The departure of Press Tea and its neighbor La Montanara by Forcella leaves the entire retail footprint of 168 Ludlow a vacancy. Really sad how this block has been completely decimated by the forces of skyrocketing rents in the last decade.

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And on to the next one…

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  • local

    high rent or not, neither of these places stood a chance. You just cant sell enough tea or fried pizza to survive

  • Earl

    “Really sad how this block has been completely decimated by the forces of skyrocketing rents in the last decade.” – WTF is so sad about it?