Flowers Cafe Closes Tomorrow, Redevelopment of 355 Grand Street Imminent

Posted on: September 17th, 2015 at 5:17 am by
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Come tomorrow, Flowers Cafe will be pushing daisies.

The mom-and-pop cafe – headquartered at 355 Grand Street for ten years – is closing for good after business tomorrow. As we’ve been reporting, current property owner – Interboro Properties – filed plans in July to convert the 200-year-old building into modern, luxury housing. Never mind the fact that structure is an historic row-house with rich history, a rarity these days.

According to pending paperwork with the Department of Buildings, the mixed-use replacement building will rise six stories. And it has upper crust written all over it. The proposal includes 4,578 square-feet split between two enormous triplex units; 1,958 square-feet of retail on the ground floor. Approval is still on the horizon, though.

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Meanwhile, Flowers Cafe scrawled a goodbye note on the sandwich board at the entrance.

After 10 years of proudly serving the Lower East Side community, we are sad to say our last day of business will be September 18, 2015. We thank you for all of your support over the years and we will truly miss being a part of the community. XOXO

Vic’s Pizza, on the other hand, is similarly threatened, and will close imminently. For now, though, it’s business as usual. If you ignore the farewell out front, that is…

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