Box Kite Coffee closed after service on July 31.
To date, we haven't seen any kind of official statement about the closure here at 115 St. Mark's Place between Avenue A and First Avenue... (One former barista told Sprudge that "The location of the shop was never quite able to sustain the super premium coffee experience that it was set up to provide...")
That sentiment is echoed on a sidewalk chalkboard sign now set up inside the shop for passersby...
"Time to quit drinking coffee, the sublime tastes of our myriad roasters cannot be made by Every Man or Woman or any 'Joe Coffee' on the block. Our 'More Stars Less Bucks' gift to NYC paid back in [hearts] many times over, but not in the old do-re-mi. Taste is the most important aspect of coffee and we were the only game in town."
Box Kite opened in December 2013. The UWS location of Box Kite remains open.