Photo by Steven
The Blank Street outpost on Third Avenue between Ninth Street and 10th Street closed earlier this month.
After an expansion tear, the V.C.-funded coffee chain launched in 2020 has closed two of three East Village locations (not including the kiosk in the Bowery Market). The space on First Avenue at 13th Street closed to the public in May and is now a "training + innovation lab."
The Blank Coffee on Avenue A between Ninth Street and 10th Street remains in service.
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."
Across the Atlantic, Blank Street opened in London last year and is debuting its first shop in Manchester next month.