Word is spreading through the neighborhood this afternoon that the landlord has seized Kate's Joint on Avenue B and East Fourth Street. The legal document on the door is dated today. This shouldn't be a complete shocker. There was an Indiegogo campaign last month to help the 16-year-old vegetarian eatery with expenses.
Per the campaign:
Unfortunately, with the changing neighborhood and economic recession Kate’s Joint has seen a fall in business and rise in costs. Kate is currently in arrears with the landlord. Eviction notices have been sent, court appearances have been made, and if a substantial amount of money is not raised by April 11th, the next court date, the doors will shut permanently at Kate’s Joint. The East Village will lose another neighborhood landmark.
Kate's fell short of its $30,000 goal — raising just $5,000 during the campaign.
We hope to have more information soon. Perhaps Kate will be able to reopen soon. Maybe even start serving meat ...
A reader sends along a few more photos...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Save Kate's Joint on Avenue B