‘Korean Elixirs’ to Replace Coffee at Former Lost Weekend on Orchard Street

Posted on: May 4th, 2018 at 5:00 am by

Orchard Street surf-style coffee shop, Lost Weekend, shuttered in February 2016. Its old storefront has been on the market ever since without any bites.

That will soon change, though.

In recent weeks, we’ve seen suitors (in suits) checking out the glass box commercial unit. The uptick in activity ultimately yielded the arrival of something tentatively called “Reception Bar,” a Korean tavern serving light foods and “Korean elixirs.” Application materials submitted to Community Board 3 indicate one Katie Rue as proprietor, who seeks a standard beer-wine license.

Lost Weekend spent five years at 45 Orchard Street. It debuted in August 2011, and quickly became a de-facto surf shop-cum 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.

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