Maiden Lane is in soft-opening mode now on Avenue B at East 10th Street... Shawn Chittle took a quick look inside...
The cafe is awaiting its beer-wine license at the former Life Cafe space. The partners in this new venture are East Village residents Nialls Fallon and Gareth Maccubbin. This is what Fallon told us about leasing this space last fall:
"We decided on the space for two reasons, the first being we didn't want to see the 7-Eleven-Starbucks scenario you mentioned happen there. Second, we wanted to be in an iconic space that carried on some form of community identity and East Village-ness. I am excited to create something new and make sure that the corner remains owned and operated by locals."
Previously on EV Grieve:
Maiden Lane hopes to open by the end of the week for lunch service
Maiden Lane coming to East 10th Street and Avenue B
Here's what's coming to the former Life Cafe space
After 30 years, Life Cafe closes — 'until further notice' — in the East Village