Friday, June 1, 2012

White Rabbit Coffee officially opens today (with something free for EVG readers)


White Rabbit Coffee officially opened today... it's is the new daytime component of Jim Chu's White Rabbit bar/lounge (formerly Den of Thieves and Idlewild) on Houston Street between Eldridge and Forsyth (or, First Avenue and Second Avenue if it helps...)

In addition to selling coffee and sandwiches and what not during the daytime hours... his friend Rob Aloia will share his pop up art shows featuring local artists in the space. Plus, Chu aspires to encourage the development of community and collaborative work. "I am inviting small groups to use reserved space during the day, free of charge and obligation, to develop their work, be it arts, philanthropy or entrepreneurial," he told us via email. "The goal is to create a living expression of the environment that people from my generation were so lucky to have."

You can read more about all this via an interview with The Lo-Down the other day. (BoweryBoogie has more on this news here.)

Meanwhile! Chu is offering EV Grieve readers "a free beverage of their choice" (during cafe hours!) ... to the first 20 customers who swing by 145 Houston today and mention EV Grieve (no shouting) ...

Photo via The Lo-Down.

9 comments:

Goggla said...

That's great to hear there will be art space. We need to support our local artists as much as possible and keep the neighborhood alive.

Spike said...

Do we need to mention in EV Grieve in a positive way?

EV Grieve said...

You need to use EV Grieve as a noun, verb and adjective in the same sentence.

Marty Wombacher said...

Very cool of him to support the arts community and very generous with the EVG offer!

polishmike said...

I already went 4 times changing my disguise. Going as Lady Gaga next.

Anonymous said...

This is great! Thanks for letting us know about him.
Makes me want to support it, like TS Bagels.

esquared said...

EV Grieve as a noun, verb and adjective in the same sentence ... in order and used as an interjection ...

The only people for me are the EV Grieve ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be EV Grieved, of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the EV Grieve centerlight pop and everybody goes “EV Grieve!”

~ Ch.1, On the EV Grieve

EV Grieve said...

@esquared

Oh my!

You can two free drinks!

esquared said...

Yes! Beer, wine, single malts & liqueurs count as beverages, right? Right? Right.