Football Cafe Returns After Month-long Forced Closure from Building Renovations
Birds & Bubbles was not alone. Alleged negligent renovation work at 100 Forsyth Street also played a role in the brief shutter of address mate Football Cafe.
The coffee shop had been temporarily closed for the past month without much indication as to why. Unspecified “renovations” was the reason provided via computer printout. We’ve since confirmed, however, that the meshugas surrounding the landlord’s upscaling of the tenement building contributed to the closure. Cafe ownership tells us that there was a dispute (since settled) stemming from purported “building issues, hazardous conditions from construction, leaks, and power outages.”
This same project is already to blame for the closure of Birds & Bubbles, which filed a lawsuit against Veracity Real Estate last month. That $1.3 million suit alleges that the contractors hired by the newish landlord caused at least six floods since this past December, with water cascading out of light fixtures, damaging ceilings and floors, electronics, point-of-sale systems, and more.
Also, the former home of Deadly Dragon Sound now appears to be a forward office of sorts for renovations.
Veracity Real Estate purchased the pair of tenements at 100-102 Forsyth in January 2016 for the enormous sum of $16 million. Shortly thereafter, the renovations (and problems began).