‘Spreadhouse Cafe’ Closes After 5 Years on Suffolk Street

Posted on: June 24th, 2019 at 5:04 am by

Spreadhouse in Feb. 2015

Spreadhouse Cafe is no more. The establishment closed down last week after spending five years at 116 Suffolk Street.

A two-by-three grid of graphic printouts – featuring an image of Bartman in pose – announces the closure (“for now”) and to “stay tuned” for whatever might be next. So far, there are no updates on their social media channels, and ownership hasn’t returned our request for comment.

With its breezy open layout and clubhouse vibe, Spreadhouse was seemingly a popular draw. Yet still racked up enough 311 calls to annoy residents on this quiet block.

The Spreadhouse cafe began life at 116 Suffolk Street in 2014, founded as a “creative” space called shny by video producers Peter Richardson and Greg Minasian. It took up space where the Rothko rock venue and, later, Organic Avenue once lived (before its brief downtown takeover). Four months on, it became known as Mr. Rapidan, but eventually reverted to Spreadhouse.

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