Irving Farm to Close its Orchard Street Coffee Shop
Irving Farm Coffee is leaving the Lower East Side.
The neighborhood shop – located at 88 Orchard Street – will close in the coming weeks. Thus capping a seven-year stint on the so-called museum block. But the storefront will stay a coffee shop in the future.
Irving Farm confirmed this news, and noted that a former manager (Gurpreet Singh) and family are taking over. The new cafe is called Sunday to Sunday, and will continue to serve Irving-brand coffee.
To that end, there is an application with Community Board 3 regarding a beer-wine license, which will be heard next month.
When asked about the closure, an Irving spokesperson noted that, “It’s just the right choice for the company at this time! We’re excited to continue to have a presence at the new establishment.”
The city-based empire entered the Lower East Side scene in August 2013, having purchased the indie-run 88 Orchard from owner Erica Harrison; fitting since she was apparently one of the company’s first wholesale clients back in the day.