From The New York Shitty Inbox: Greenpoint Coffee House To Close?

January 21, 2010 by
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

Dave writes in an email entitled “Ombudswoman of Greenpoint”:

Perhaps you’ve blogged about this, perhaps not. Rumor has it that Greenpoint Coffee House will close at end of March!

I was just chatting with barista there and I said we need to start a petition, raise some funds, or contact NewYorkShitty, or both!!! so, I’m contacting you…

This place, IMHO, has the quintessential Greenpoint charm. A faded beauty with thinning veneer of nostalgia…
It has a comfort that other places don’t…

realistically, not sure what can be done. BUT…thought it worth telling this valuable observer of all things Greenpoint….


I heard rumblings about this back in September 2008. I was told the landlord refused to renew their lease— but they still had the better part of two years left on the current one. Sounds like this was more or less spot on. If anyone reading this has more information about what’s going on at 195 Franklin Street do share. Inquiring minds (and Greenpoint caffeine addicts) want to know!

Miss Heather


6 Comments on From The New York Shitty Inbox: Greenpoint Coffee House To Close?

  1. eaglestreeter on Thu, 21st Jan 2010 1:55 pm
  2. GPCH is my daily go to for morning commute coffee. I talked to my barista guy last week and he mentioned this. However, he said that the owners didn’t renew the lease because they wanted to open and run their own place in the spot. He did not say if that place was going to be a coffee shop, but my instinct tells me the location isn’t really conducive to anything BUT a coffee shop/restaurant. So I have hope.

    As to the comment above about GPCH having the ‘comfort that other places don’t’, I would have agreed up until about three months ago when they removed the comfy chairs at the front. Place is distinctly less comfortable now.

  3. missheather on Thu, 21st Jan 2010 3:09 pm
  4. Now that you mention it, that is what I heard: the owners of the property were going to start their own establishment.

  5. dnaisjustcmyk on Fri, 22nd Jan 2010 1:13 am
  6. I’ll cry

  7. neighborhood threat on Fri, 22nd Jan 2010 8:50 am
  8. before brooklyn label (when it was still rudy’s), before permanent records, before hayden/harnett, when there was NOTHING down there, there was the GPCH. whatever goes in there will do what it does but it won’t be the GPCH. neighborhoods change. the owners are seeing dollar signs, not realizing that the GPCH has something that it won’t have when they take it over. or maybe it’ll be something else, or maybe it’ll be something better, or different.

    they were the only place in the entire city that knew how to make a soy chai.

  9. Ryan on Fri, 22nd Jan 2010 4:21 pm
  10. Aw, so sad. I can’t see anything improving on what’s there, but I hope they don’t touch the interior. So cozy.

  11. missheather on Fri, 22nd Jan 2010 4:22 pm
  12. I am in COMPLETE agreement with you— ESPECIALLY regarding the interior.

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