Friday, January 30, 2015
2nd Avenue mainstay Open Pantry closes for good after tomorrow
[Photo from last night]
The countdown to closure continues at Open Pantry, the 45-year-old coffee shop/grocery at 184 Second Ave. The shop between East 11th Street and East 12th Street closes after business hours tomorrow.
As we first reported on Jan. 8, continued competition from the nearby Starbucks (Second Avenue and East Ninth Street, First Avenue and East 13th Street) as well as the new Westside Market apparently put a damper on sales.
Several readers have said that the proprietors, the Pappas family, also own the building here.
Meanwhile, store items have been marked off up to 40 percent.
And per the sign on the door: "Our family would like to thank the neighborhood and all our customers for their loyalty and continued support throughout the years."
Previously on EV Grieve:
After 40-plus years, Open Pantry looks to be closing on 2nd Avenue
Open Pantry is now selling off its inventory and equipment