Former Lost Weekend Coffee Spot on Orchard Street Now Asking $9K Rent

Posted on: March 9th, 2016 at 5:14 am by
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​It’s a somber sight at 45 Orchard Street, the former home of Lost Weekend, the local surf-style coffee shop. Brown butcher paper was removed from the windows, branding scraped, and tombstone leasing sign placed front-and-center.

With Lost Weekend gone, the commercial rent was jacked. The 750 square-foot space is now on the market – via New York Residence – for $9,000. Term is negotiable.

And apparently the glut of galleries lining Orchard Street are “located within the Bowery Arts District.” Even though it’s four blocks east. How about that.

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Proprietor Mike Little founded the Lost Weekend coffee shop in August 2011, having seized a space with little permanency (preceded by the ill-fated Michali Gallery). It quickly became a de-facto surf shop-slash caffeine dispensary with gear and boards in the windows. In fact, it was not uncommon to see wetsuits line-drying outside during the warmer months. The establishment was a locals spot populated with steady flow of loyal regulars.

As for Mike Little, the proprietor of Lost Weekend, we understand a comeback of sorts could happen in the near future.

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