Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Crooked Tree closes after 20 years on St. Mark's Place



After 20 years of serving up crêpes and other cafe fare at 110 St. Mark's Place, Crooked Tree has closed here between Avenue A and First Avenue.

The closure came after service on Valentine's Day. (You can read their thank you to patrons on Facebook here.)

The owners of David's Cafe right next door were on this month's CB3-SLA agenda for a new liquor license for this space. The CB3 paperwork was on display outside the cafe in recent weeks...





Crooked Tree owner Daniel Rivera is also a partner in David's Cafe. Not sure at the moment what they have planned for the former Crooked Tree. The questionnaire on file at the CB3 website (PDF here) doesn't contain too many revealing details.

4 comments:

Ann said...

This is really upsetting. This was our favorite go-to place over the years. It was always nice and neighborhoody, charming, not another idiotic-IG place. The crepes were always consistently delicious, service was good. If we were lucky to get a table by the window, it was truly lovely. I seriously can't believe one of my all-time favorite places in the east village is gone. Heartbroken. ��

Anonymous said...

Lots of good memories there! Hope the owner's new venture is successful.

Anonymous said...

I am sad. Just over the past two months, there have been several closures of places which make the EV what it is: a neighborhood. I've lost count actually. If regular, everyday people cannot sustain the enormous rents and costs of maintaining a business operation catering to customers, whom will step up and sign a new lease? Very unfortunate state of affairs. Oh, and yes, I too had crepes on many occasions there. Delicious and affordable. One more loss for our hood.

Anonymous said...

This was a unique place. When businesses such as this close, it leaves an imprint on the neighborhood. We don't need more ramen, cupcake or frozen yogurt shops. We need independent owners with a special name and presence. This closure also reminds of me Tree Bistro on first ave, another unique locale, which has been closed since last fall due to that awful fire in the Japanese restaurant nearby They have been "temporarily closed," for almost six months. Makes me wonder if they too will never return :(