Rumor: Berkli Parc Closing Down on Saturday After 7 Years at Allen and Delancey [Updated]
Berkli Parc is reportedly ending operations this weekend after nearly seven years at the corner of Allen and Delancey Streets. We are told that the landlord bought out the remainder of the cafe’s lease, and that a fire sale is planned for Saturday.
Circumstances around the closure aren’t confirmed, but we did hear unverified allegations that the landlord of 63 Delancey had been trying to boot Berkli Parc. Cafe ownership was not immediately available for comment.
Updated: Owner Mark tells us that they weren’t pushed out and that the decision to leave was theirs. Tired and needing a break, they are choosing to leave while “on top.” Saturday is not a fire sale but a customer appreciation to celebrate their patronage over the years. Some fixtures will be donated to a homeless shelter.
Seen as a “young mom-and-pop” business, the corner cafe was welcoming and a popular choice among locals. It opened in 2011 and survived nearly seven years at 63 Delancey, despite its location catty-corner from Starbucks.
And now, for the first time in the better part of a decade, only three of four corners at Allen and Delancey are occupied…