Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Part of the former Life Cafe now for rent

Last we heard, the East 10th Street outpost of 9th Street Espresso was planning on moving next door into part of the former Life Cafe space near Avenue B. (Maiden Lane is in the other space that made up Life.)

Apparently that's no longer a go: There's now a for lease sign via Tower Brokerage on the front window. (We didn't spot the listing online yet.)

Aside from coffee, 9th Street Espresso owner Ken Nye said that he would offer three craft beers on tap with a 11 p.m. closing time. (CB3 OK'd the license in June 2012.)

Life Cafe closed here on Sept. 11, 2011.

H/T EVG reader Russell for the photo!

Previously on EV Grieve:
Here's what's coming to the former Life Cafe space

After 30 years, Life Cafe closes — 'until further notice' — in the East Village

Cleaning out the second half of the former Life Cafe


Anonymous said...

Anyone remember when Life Cafe sold pot brownies in the 70s and 80s?

Anonymous said...

Life Cafe didn't open until 1981.

Anonymous said...

Remember Donald the chicken man in here even then we knew he was Wack

Gojira said...

Don't recall Donald, but I do remember Johnny, the Cornish Hens guy, in the space where Gnocco is today. The food was delicious, and for a while in the late 1980s his restaurant was quite trendy; Sandra Bernhard even had a birthday party for Madonna there when they were hanging out. He got hammered by the 1990 stock market crash and subsequent recession, and was forced to close. Quite the loss.

Unknown said...

I loved Cornish Hens! I remember going there in the eighties with the guy who is now my husband of 20+ years. It was dark and charming and tiny - literally I think it seated eleven people or something. I think of it from time to time.