New York Shitty Day Ender: The Greenpoint Coffee House Is Officially Closing…
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic
and SOON! This item comes from Chris Ruen, a staffer of the (VERY) soon-to-be gone and much-loved Greenpoint institution writes:
After seven short years, the Greenpoint Coffee House will meet its maker this Monday, February 8th, at approximately 5pm.
The hours for our final two days of service:
Sunday – 10 to 5:30, kitchen open from 10:30 to 5
Monday – 8 to 4:30, kitchen open from 8 to 4
False rumors of the GPCH’s demise have regularly swept through the quiet alleys of west Greenpoint. One rumor would not die, that our lease was denied renewal by the building’s landlord. While we hoped to remain in business until the end of March, it became unadvisable, if not impossible, given the normal difficulties of operation mixed with the added turbulence of unwinding such an establishment. And suddenly, here we are.
A true community has called the corner of Franklin and Green “home.” For this group, including owners Louise and Brian, the many staff members past and present, and our beloved regulars throughout the years, this is a lamentable moment. An era will end on Monday and memories of the Greenpoint Coffee House will live on, on their own anomalous terms.
Sorry for the immediacy of it all. We hope those who wish to say goodbye will have the chance to enter the space one last time, ready to celebrate whatever the place has meant to them. An official party of some kind will (hopefully) be planned, so stay tuned.
Chris Ruen (staff)
on behalf of the GPCH
I suspect I speak on the behalf of many when I write that I have many fond memories of the Greenpoint Coffee House (foremost among them this). As any (relatively) “old-timer” will attest, this establishment provided quality coffee and grub to west Greenpointers long before Franklin became “cool”. I’ll be paying my respects, how about you?
Greenpoint Coffee House
Closing Monday, February 8, 2010 at 4:30 p.m.
195 Franklin Street
Brooklyn, New York 11222
In closing I want to wish this establishment’s owners, Louise and Brian, and their staff the best of luck in their future endeavors. You will be missed!