Whynot Coffee Angling for 175 Orchard Street
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175 Orchard Street always seemed like an odd pairing for a boutique, but was nevertheless the home of Daha Vintage for six years. And then briefly a Kate Spade multimedia window kiosk. Now the retail space, which includes a mezzanine level, is primed to become the second city location of Whynot Coffee behind Christopher Street. Paper is already in the windows…
Application materials on file with Community Board 3 indicate that Whynot Coffee is after a full OP liquor license for two stand-up bars at 175 Orchard. In its own words, the cafe will offer customers “coffee and a cafe-style menu (e.g. pastries, sandwiches, quiche) with specialty cocktails and wine.” Free wifi, live classical violin performance, and the sale of artwork are also part of the business model here.
Principal applicant behind Whynot is Emil Stefkov, who also runs Olio Restaurant in the West Village.
Why not add another liquor license to Hell Square?