GrandLo Cafe

Shuttered GrandLo Cafe Becomes Community Resource Center at Essex Crossing

Posted April 5, 2021 at 5:06 am

GrandLo Cafe might be done, but its service to the community is not. Under the same moniker, the short-lived coffee shop at 178 Broome, which permanently closed last year at the outset of the pandemic, has since been reincarnated as a community neighborhood center. And its latest endeavor is free COVID-19 testing, happening twice per […]

GrandLo Cafe at Essex Crossing Shuts Down for Good

Posted March 31, 2020 at 5:09 am

GrandLo Cafe won’t survive Covid-19. The two-year-old operation announced it’s permanently shuttering. The Grand Street Settlement’s social enterprise program at 178 Broome might be down, but they’re not entirely out. GrandLo has committed to completing their training program remotely, to keep trainees on their career pathway. There are also plans in the works to reoccupy the […]

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GrandLo Cafe Receives $50K Grant from the Keith Haring Foundation

Last modified February 5, 2020 at 9:07 pm

GrandLo Cafe landed a substantial grant from the Keith Haring Foundation. Awarded to the Grand Street Settlement’s social enterprise job training program back in December, the $50,000 funding will be split over a two year span. It will allow the cafe, which debuted at Essex Crossing two years ago, to establish a mentoring program connecting […]

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The Henry Street Settlement is the Latest Nonprofit to Join Essex Crossing

Posted September 27, 2018 at 5:04 am

More service-oriented outposts are headed to Essex Crossing. The Henry Street Settlement is the latest to set up shop, moving its Workforce Development Center from above the Delancey Street McDonald’s to the Frances Goldin Senior Apartments at Site 6 (a nod to the longtime Lower East Side housing advocate). If you’ll recall, this is the […]

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‘GrandLo Cafe’ Debuts at Essex Crossing Today

Posted March 12, 2018 at 5:08 am

GrandLo Cafe – the new “nosh-for-profit” coffee shop to land on the Lower East Side – is ready to roll at Essex Crossing. It had been in previews for weeks. The Grand Street Settlement is in charge of the 2,500 square-foot social enterprise, providing “sustainably sourced coffee” and job training to area 16- to 24-year-olds. Soft open is today […]

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Grand Street Settlement’s ‘GrandLo Cafe’ Raises $28K, Opens at Essex Crossing in March

Posted January 18, 2018 at 5:12 am

GrandLo Cafe – the new “nosh-for-profit” coffee shop concept – is two months from debuting at Essex Crossing. By March, the Grand Street Settlement will be running the show, providing “sustainably sourced coffee” and job training to area 16- to 24-year-olds. The Lower East Side social services organization kickstarted a crowdfunding campaign back in November, […]

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‘GrandLo Cafe’ Kickstarts Crowdfunding Campaign Ahead of Winter Debut

Posted November 29, 2017 at 5:05 am

The Grand Street Settlement is a couple months away from opening GrandLo Cafe at Essex Crossing Site 6. In the meantime, however, the social service institution has jumpstarted a Kickstarter campaign to assist completion of the nonprofit coffee shop concept (aka “nosh for profit”). All of the donations collected – roughly $7,600 of the $25,000 […]

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Grand Street Settlement’s ‘GrandLo Cafe’ Opens at Essex Crossing in January

Last modified November 28, 2017 at 9:31 pm

Last to start, but first to finish, Site 6 of Essex Crossing is nearing completion. The twelve-story senior building has been on display since springtime, and is expected to launch in the coming months. As previously reported, the Grand Street Settlement will operate both an onsite senior center, and a coffee shop called the GrandLo Cafe on […]

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