Tuesday, May 23, 2023

This East Village outpost of Blank Street coffee will be a barista training lab

Photos by Steven 

The Blank Street outpost on the NE corner of First Avenue at 13th Street is now closed to the public. (Thanks to the EVG commenter who pointed this out yesterday.)

According to the door signage, this space will become a "training + innovation lab" for the fast-growing brand. 

And the small print: "Over the coming months we will also open the door to anyone who wants to come try some of the fun things we are working on. See you soon!"
Blank Streeters can still hit up the other two EV locations on Avenue A and Third Avenue. 

The First Avenue Blank Street opened last summer

As previously noted, not everyone is a fan of the company. Per the Times last year: "When word got out that Blank Street is not an independent chain like Variety or Bean & Bean, but an enterprise with global ambitions backed by private equity financing, many became curious — and sometimes suspicious."


Anonymous said...

goodness we now have TWO coffee training labs (the old taco spot on e 7th) no wonder coffee is so expensive. does it improve the quality of the coffee?? or just wreck consumers??

Anonymous said...

787 is good people and put down time and money in the middle of COVID to reopen closed shops all over the neighborhood.

Blank St? Corporate $6 coffee from auto-machines where “barristas” just push a button and expect a tip.