Brooklyn Diamond Coffee Fades from Lafayette Street
It’s no longer proverbial diamond in the rough (of Lafayette Street).
Brooklyn Diamond, the upstart coffee shop, shuttered its SoHo java joint earlier this month. Brown butcher paper now hangs in the windows of 234 Lafayette, capping a brief tenure that barely lasted eight months. The original Brooklyn location also appears to be kaput.
Both are survived by branded coffee shops at 349 West Broadway and 240 East 54th Street.
Brooklyn Diamond opened here in the spring of 2017. The short run is a similar trend its predecessor also faced. You’ll recall that the Tiny Empire juice shop spent only five months here in late 2015.