Coffee Shop

The Hedgehog Coffee Shop Goes Bust on Allen Street

Posted August 28, 2019 at 5:02 am

Hedgehog Coffee just went under. The Allen Street coffee shop closed last week after a short, one-year tenure in the narrow sliver space north of Stanton. A sign in the window currently advertises the real estate as available for lease. Hedgehog replaced Konditori, a Swedish espresso bar that spent seven years serving from 182 Allen. […]

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Curtains for ‘12 Corners’ Coffee Shop on East Broadway

Posted January 11, 2019 at 5:00 am

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 […]

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‘Dripped Coffee’ Joins Hell Square Cafe Roster

Posted June 22, 2018 at 5:00 am

Over on Allen Street, it’s manicures to mochas. Another coffee shop for Hell Square is in the offing. A minuscule affair called Dripped Coffee is on its way to 150 Allen Street. Not much is known yet about this SEO-unfriendly business. This particular shop previously played host to a nail salon, which closed down some […]

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‘Kodawari’ Coffee Shop Starts Grinding at 100 Forsyth Street

Posted April 23, 2018 at 5:03 am

Gentrification 101: When upscaling a building on the Lower East Side, install a trendy coffee shop on the ground floor. Maybe even add a little gallery art as flare. That seems to be the narrative at 100 Forsyth Street, too, an address plagued with retail problems in recent years, likely due to ongoing renovations. Something […]

‘Granddaddy’ of Coffee Shops Just Opened on Grand Street

Last modified April 3, 2018 at 7:23 am

The Grand Daddy of coffee shops is now up and running. That being a new establishment at the northeast corner of Grand and Eldridge Streets. Granddaddy, as it’s called, signed a lease for lion’s share of retail real estate at the newly constructed 290 Grand Street, and is now serving coffee and pastries. The interior […]

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Brooklyn Diamond Coffee Fades from Lafayette Street

Posted January 19, 2018 at 5:08 am

It’s no longer proverbial diamond in the rough (of Lafayette Street). Brooklyn Diamond, the upstart coffee shop, shuttered its SoHo java joint earlier this month. Brown butcher paper now hangs in the windows of 234 Lafayette, capping a brief tenure that barely lasted eight months. The original Brooklyn location also appears to be kaput. Both […]

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Grand Street Settlement’s ‘GrandLo Cafe’ Raises $28K, Opens at Essex Crossing in March

Posted January 18, 2018 at 5:12 am

GrandLo Cafe – the new “nosh-for-profit” coffee shop concept – is two months from debuting at Essex Crossing. By March, the Grand Street Settlement will be running the show, providing “sustainably sourced coffee” and job training to area 16- to 24-year-olds. The Lower East Side social services organization kickstarted a crowdfunding campaign back in November, […]

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‘Bluestone Lane’ Coffee Shop Takes Over from ‘Three Monkeys’ in Little Italy

Last modified January 18, 2018 at 8:21 am

Three Monkeys Eyewear no longer has its sight on Little Italy. The Chilean retailer closed its flagship stateside shop last month after a better-than-usual seven-year stint. Their Spring Street digs didn’t remain dormant for long, though, as a new bougie coffee shop is now in play. The Australian-style Bluestone Lane (not to be confused with […]

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‘Kabisera Kape’ is the Newest Coffee Shop for Allen Street

Posted December 28, 2017 at 5:08 am

The former barbershop at 151 Allen Street is reborn as a cafe. Open as of yesterday afternoon, Kabisera Kape is your standard neighborhood java joint. (Kabisera is Filipino for “Seat.”) Seemingly a first for this side of Allen Street, between Rivington and Stanton, it joins Konditori just up the block to keep the area in […]

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‘Allegro Coffee’ Opens Inside the Bowery Whole Foods Today

Posted July 10, 2017 at 5:05 am

It’s opening day. Today is the grand opening of the Allegro Coffee outpost inside the Whole Foods Bowery. The sign on the front door of the old beer depot signals as much. Losing the beer room three months ago in favor of coffee is part of an overarching effort to revamp the struggling Whole Foods, now in […]

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