‘Bluestone Lane’ Coffee Shop Takes Over from ‘Three Monkeys’ in Little Italy

Posted on: January 18th, 2018 at 5:03 am by

Three Monkeys Eyewear no longer has its sight on Little Italy. The Chilean retailer closed its flagship stateside shop last month after a better-than-usual seven-year stint.

Their Spring Street digs didn’t remain dormant for long, though, as a new bougie coffee shop is now in play. The Australian-style Bluestone Lane (not to be confused with Blue Bottle) opened here within the last couple weeks. Its fourth overall outpost in the city.

Three Monkeys Eyewear debuted in late-2010, and is a product of Santiago, Chile. It specializes in all the high-end brands out there (Oakley, Ray Ban, Gucci, Giorgio Armani, Prada, etc.). They also feature house frames made in Italy.  This location had been part of their two-pronged infiltration of the US market – a store in Manhattan and Los Angeles.

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