Curtains for ‘12 Corners’ Coffee Shop on East Broadway
One of the better coffee shops on the eastern fringe of Chinatown just closed down.
12 Corners, which co-anchored the Crossroads building at Rutgers and East Broadway, fell victim this week after more than six years on the spot. The locals joint was beloved by many who lived in the area.
The closure is not surprising.
You’ll recall that 10 Rutgers changed hands one year ago for $59 million, casting a long shadow of uncertainty. The residential part of the building was thereafter carved up and upscaled. New ownership (Arbor Realty Trust) refused to renew leases for any of the apartments. The liquidation allowed for a gut job and reimagining of the luxury living as more dorm-like (one-bedrooms became two-bedrooms).
12 Corners first opened at 155 East Broadway in August 2012. The business is survived by its four-year-old sister location at 121 Mott Street.