Thursday, February 11, 2016
[Photo by Steven from Jan. 30]
As we first reported, DF Mavens, the vegan ice cream shop and cafe on the northwest corner of Second Avenue and St. Mark's Place, closed for good late last month.
Yesterday, the landlord attached a rent-due notice on the door...
Per the paperwork, the February rent is $23,765.10.
And it appears the lease goes back to August 2013.
The coming soon signage arrived in October 2013 ... but the storefront wasn't ready for business until Dec. 26, 2014, DFM's opening day. (And is the day after Christmas the best day to open a business?)
Several readers have been curious why the build-out took so long, especially since the space was previously home to another cafe, Eastside Bakery (.net?). So it wasn't as if workers had to renovate a gutted space or some far-flung business...