Tuesday, November 12, 2019

45 E. 1st St. vacant again

Skinny Buddha, a vegan food business with outposts in Scarsdale and Mt. Cisco, has wrapped up its three-month pop-up cafe at 45 E. First St. between First Avenue and Second Avenue.

So now the space is tenant-free at the moment. The storefront had been the coffee bar Cocoa Grinder for a few months. The business never took off, in part because their opening coincided with the (now concluded) months-long water-main work on the block... not to mention the ongoing condoplex construction on the corner of Second Avenue blocked off half of the street for a few years.

The address previously housed the bar-restaurant Joe and Misses Doe.


Scuba Diva said...

The word from Skinny Buddha was that they had to leave because they were being displaced by someone with deeper pockets—who presumably has the lease—although they didn't say who.

Pamela said...

In the 90s I lived and worked illegally in the storefront on the right. Seeing it just now gave me the same thrill of running into an old friend. So thank you!