Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Frisson Espresso has closed on 3rd Avenue

After 20 months in business, Frisson Espresso has closed on the west side of Third Avenue between Ninth Street and 10th Street.

A sign on the door thanks customers... and notes that Frisson's West 47th Street location remains open...

On one hand, this appears to be a potentially prosperous spot for coffee given the proximity to many college students (NYU and Cooper Union have dorms across the Avenue) ... on the other hand, there is a lot of competition right around here, including (but not limited to!) the Bean and City of Saints Coffee Roasters.

In recent years, we've seen Pushcart Coffee on Third Avenue at 12th Street in NYU's Third North dorm close ... as well as Wayside and Greekito on 12th Street at Third Avenue and Starbucks on Ninth Street and Broadway and Ninth Street and Second Avenue.

One big factor: Frisson opened here in January 2018. And the storefront-obscuring sidewalk bridge that surrounds the residential building (The St. Mark at 115 E. Ninth St.) has been up that entire time.

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