‘Black Cat LES’ Coffee Shop on Rivington Street is Looking for Buyers
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The cozy, antique-inspired coffee shop Black Cat LES is apparently on the chopping block. Real estate listings for the two-year-old sub-level hang began circulating last week, spelling an uncertain future for the popular cafe on the east end of Rivington Street. The news comes barely a month after a beer-wine license was secured. Timing here probably isn’t a coincidence.
According to the broker-babble, the “Sweet Turnkey Bistro Lounge” at 172 Rivington Street can be available as early as next month. Monthly dole is $4,500, plus the unspecified up-front key money to the landlord.
Black Cat LES debuted in November 2013, and quickly attracted a passionate local following. Its placement of couches, chairs, and tables helped keep customers on premise, but apparently didn’t do much for the bottom line.
The cafe was preceded by Estilo Upholstery and Dreadlocks by Randi. Let the upscaling continue.