‘1 Pike’ Pairs Coffee and Wine on the Border of Chinatown
The southeast corner of Pike and Division Streets is now booze-friendly. That new watering hole we told you about is ready for business. Dubbed simply 1 Pike, the establishment is essentially a coffee shop by day and wine bar in the after-hours. Soft launch was last week. At present, only coffee (courtesy of Cafe Grumpy) and pastries are available for purchase.
Harder stuff is on the way, as the beer-wine license is still pending approval at the State Liquor Authority.
As previously noted, the Asian Americans for Equality (AAFE) advocacy group chose 1 Pike to occupy the new storefront carved out of their “Housing and Community Services” building. The community organization downsized its footprint in the ground level last year, and instead decided to convert the new space to a “wet” use. (Lost office space was relocated across the street to 2 Allen.)