Friday, June 1, 2012
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.