Monday, April 17, 2017
Caffe Bene closes on St. Mark's Place
[Photo yesterday by Steven]
The Caffe Bene outpost at 24 St. Mark's Place between Second Avenue and Third Avenue closed on Saturday ... workers were spotted removing boxes yesterday.
[Photo this morning by Steven]
This location, one of 1,600 worldwide that is part of the South Korean-based company, never seemed all that busy since opening in December 2015.
Apparently they weren't attracting their target audience.
According to brokers quoted in the Commercial Observer in August 2015, the building's landlord, Beame Realty, "is looking to tap into the hedge funds and tech companies coming to 51 Astor Place, as well as the New York University and St. John’s University crowd."
Caffe Bene had signed a 10-year lease, with asking rent in the $240 per-square-foot territory.
The storefront previously housed a Pinkberry, which closed at the beginning of 2015.
Previously on EV Grieve:
2 Caffe Bene locations coming to the East Village
Work starts on the 2 Caffe Bene spaces in the East Village