Thursday, August 24, 2017
Dec. 1 date set for Boris & Horton, Avenue A's new dog cafe
As we first reported last month, Boris & Horton, billed as "New York's first dog friendly coffee shop and community space," is coming to the former Ost Cafe and Raclette spaces on Avenue A at 12th Street.
The cafe made New York magazine's fall-opening listings. (The tentative opening date is Dec. 1, per New York.)
Here's what the magazine had to say in the preview: "Logan Holzman and her father, Coppy, the founder of Charity Buzz, will open this dog café in late fall, where canines can play while their humans hang out and sip wine or coffee. Logan has an animal-rescue background, so she also hopes Boris & Horton (named for the Holzmans’ dogs) will host adoption events."
Boris & Horton has a teaser site up with a little more info about the owners.
[Screengrab from the Boris & Horton website]
DNAinfo reported that the space will be divided by a glass wall into two sections per Department of Health rules. There's a cafe side with food and drinks ... with a dog-friendly side that will sell pet supplies.
Ost Cafe closed in February after nine years in business. Their owners said that it had "become too expensive to stay open any longer." (The Grand Street location is still in service.) Raclette moved from its 14-seat space on A around the corner to the former Northern Spy on 12th Street last fall.