CoCo Bubble Tea Closes Delancey Street Shop Due to ‘Infrastructure Issues’
Less than two weeks ago, CoCo bubble tea suddenly shuttered the Delancey Street outpost. A printout in the window blames the closure on “infrastructure issues” likely related to the ongoing exterior renovation of the 156 Delancey retail strip.
Even though the letter to patrons hints at a potential return – “we are working to get it fixed as soon as possible” – we can confirm that they aren’t. A CoCo spokesperson admitted defeat in an email, but remained mum on the actual cause.
The multi-national CoCo chain – ubiquitous around the neighborhood – opened the Delancey store in October 2016. It took over from Taj Gold, which was one of the last jewelry/pawn shops along the Delancey Street corridor
It’s also worth the reminder that, despite the makeover underway, 156-164 Delancey Street is a stretch of single-story retail that has been on and off the market several times in recent years. While some new retail did move in – namely, Boost Mobile and Cricket Wireless – it’s believed that the real estate is operating on borrowed time.