Brooklyn’s Brunswick Cafe Shutters Clinton Street Location
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First Rosella, then Brunswick; both gone within two years on Clinton Street.
Bluebird principal Alex Hall, who’s also behind both Java joints, is done with 23 Clinton Street. His latest cafe concept – Brooklyn import Brunswick – failed to gain traction with the Lower East Side community. The establishment is now officially closed after barely seven months in business. Plastic drapes currently hang in the windows.
UPDATE: Alex Hall tells us that he “had an offer from a great company to buy my lease fixtures and fittings. The offer was too good to pass up so I sold the store.”
For the moment, there has been no announcement of the closure in their web properties or in real life. Just a removal of Clinton Street from the locations section on the official website. Our request for comment has gone unanswered. Brunswick is survived by its two Brooklyn properties.
Brunswick Cafe was preceded at 23 Clinton by the Rosella coffee shop. The switchover happened a year into their tenure.