Here’s Your Chance to Rent the Former TeaNY on Rivington Street

Posted on: January 28th, 2016 at 10:28 am by

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TeaNY preparing to reopen after fire, March 2010

​Here’s you chance to rent the former TeaNY; mount up.

​TeaNY, the vegan tea spot co-founded by Moby fifteen years ago, is now up for grabs. The iconic cafe at 90 Rivington Street shuttered last month after tax issues forced the business into an eventual eviction.

The first few real estate listings are beginning to creep up on Craigslist pitching the 1,000 square-foot sub-level space for $7,000 per month. Landlord S&H Equities (aka Serge Hoyda) seeks leases of either five or ten years. Immediate occupancy.

The potential silver lining for Hell Square residents, though, is that the landlord doesn’t appear to want trouble. That is, no bars. According to the broker-babble, the following uses are considered best:

Art Gallery
Barber shop
Coffee shop
Convenience store
Cell phone accessories
Apparel

TeaNY officially died in December, some thirteen years after Moby and then-girlfriend Kelly Tisdale opened the joint. The tax problems and subsequent closure ultimately did them in. Times were tough the last several years, though, thanks to a debilitating fire in 2009 (reportedly causing “minimal damage”), subsequent Department of Health closure, and aforementioned branding change.

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