Lost Weekend Ending Orchard Street Residency Next Week After 5-Year Run

Posted on: January 26th, 2016 at 1:31 pm by

 

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Photo: Lost WeekendCaffeine junkies in the Lower East Side gallery district are in mourning. Popular surf-friendly coffee shop, Lost Weekend, will officially close its doors at the end of the month. Thus caps five years of business at 45 Orchard Street.

From what we understand, the lease on the space is concluding, and owner Mike Little simply decided to throw in the towel and move on. There had been some rumors circulating the neighborhood of late, yet nothing substantial until now.

However, word on the street is that Little might be considering other options in the neighborhood. Our requests for comment have gone unanswered.

Lost Weekend opened in August 2011, and quickly became a de-facto surf shop and caffeine dispensary with gear and boards in the windows. The establishment was usually full of local regulars. Recently, though, business had reportedly been hurting of late. 

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