Top Hops Beer Shop Bids Farewell to Orchard Street After 9 Years
After nearly a decade of serving suds to the Lower East Side, Top Hops Beer Shop is closing its brick-and-mortar location on Orchard Street. And on the hunt for a new flagship.
In a letter to customers yesterday afternoon, ownership only partly blames the novel coronavirus for the seemingly sudden closure, yet doesn’t elaborate on the primary cause. Only that they reached an agreement with the landlord that “offers us great flexibility, making now the right time to find a new perfect location.”
So, Top Hops is leaving 94 Orchard Street after nine years on the museum block, now in search of a so-called “North Star” home. Ideally within the same general orbit as the original. Last day in business here is Sunday, April 18. Satellite stalls at Essex Market and Urbanspace 570 Lex remain unaffected.
Top Hops opened in January 2012, and later expanded with a stall in the original Essex Market. It later made the jump to the new market at Essex Crossing.