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As previously reported, the 20-year-old Café Pick Me Up on Avenue A at East Ninth Street will close for good after service on Sunday.
However, they won't be going too far. Café Pick Me's Facebook page has more details on the move to East 10th Street between Avenue A and Avenue B:
It is with great regret and sadness that we have to close this location of Café Pick Me Up due to a forced closure. It has been such a beautiful experience and pleasure to serve this neighborhood and our friends for so many years.
Luckily, we are able to move our operation to GNOCCO at 337 East 10th Street. We know this won’t be able to replace the memories and location of the original Café Pick Me Up, but we think this will at least partially fill the vacuum of a chapter that lasted so many years.
CAFÉ PICK ME UP WILL OFFICIALLY CLOSE MAY 31ST AT 10PM.
The first Monday in June will begin the week-long auction of the historical content in the café (including sale of all objects, furniture, and tables).
You are all invited to the opening at GNOCCO on June 3rd with free coffee for all starting at 10AM and served till 4pm.
Thank you all for your business over the years and see you soon at GNOCCO!
PS: Stay tuned for the next venture at 147 Avenue A.
¬-The Café Pick Me Up Team
Café Pick Me Up is currently housed at 145 and 147 Avenue A, and they have two different landlords.
[Image via Facebook]
Café manager Rossella Palazzo told DNAinfo in March that a rent hike from No. 145 landlord Icon Realty is the reason for the closure. (Icon is currently listing the storefront… asking $15,000 a month for the space, which includes 600 square feet on the ground floor and 724 square feet in the basement.)
The Cafe rents the smaller storefront next door at 147 Avenue A for use as a dining room from landlord Steve Croman of 9300 Realty. From the sound of the Facebook message, Café Pick Me Up has plans for the 147 space.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Rent hike forcing Cafe Pick Me Up into its smaller space next door on Avenue A (59 comments)
[Updated] Cafe Pick Me Up expected to close for good after May 31