TeaNY Cafe on Rivington Street for Sale

Posted on: July 27th, 2012 at 6:09 am by
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Ten years ago this past May, Moby and then-girlfriend Kelly Tisdale pooled their efforts to open TeaNY at 90 Rivington Street. It became something of a local sensation, and a popular stop for vegans and carnivores alike. But the subterranean Lower East Side cafe seems to be caught in some unchartered waters.

The second half of their decade residency on the block has been quite tough for TeaNY. Moby eventually divested from the institution he helped create; a fire at 90 Rivington Street in June 2009 crippled operations for a year; the Department of Health mandated a forced-closure back in January, but the tea spot reopened a short week later with new management and a lime-green makeover. Now it appears the business is for sale.

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NYCRS has a fresh listing on its website, and reproduced on Craigslist, for a “turn-key cafe for sale.” You can own Moby’s table scraps for $130,000 (price negotiable) in key money, plus $5,800 in monthly rent.

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