Monday, July 11, 2016
Two closures to note at 280 E. 10th St. near Avenue A.
Cafe Silan has closed. The cafe, which served a variety of coffee and house-made pastries with natural sweeteners (like silan, a Middle-Eastern date paste), opened in late 2014. We didn't hear any reason for the closure. It was a nice spot, and owner Guy Jacobovitz and his staff were always friendly.
Next door, the eclectic gallery/shop Spirit and Matter, which specialized in antique tribal art and folk art, has also closed...
We hear that the owner's wife has plans for a new shop in the space.
In more positive news at 280 E. 10th St., Thirstea is celebrating its eighth anniversary this week...
[Photo from April by Stacie Joy]
You can read our interview with co-owner Winn O’Donnell here.