Friday, January 27, 2012

Bleecker Bob's to East Village?

Yesterday, the Times confirmed that Bleecker Bob's is leaving the Village--and that Starbucks is moving in. Now Ken Mac passes along this interesting comment from his news-breaking post:

"not sure who this reporter spoke to since he doesn't mention anyone by name, but Bleecker Bob's is currently looking at spaces in the east village. we are definitely NOT planning to close. please email us at with any leads on storefront. thanks and stay tuned."

Ken Mac

Maybe they can move into the soon-shuttered Holiday Cocktail Lounge.


Little Earthquake said...

I've got a lead - how about the Starbucks at Astor Place?

Simon1961 said...

There are 4 empty storefronts at 66 Avenue A, between 4th and 5th streets. One of them used to be Etherea (an LP and CD store, for ten years.) The building also has an art bookstore (Mast). Incredible foot traffic on the block; move over here!

Ken Mac said...

Glad the word on the street was correct. I was beginning to feel that I was spreading a bogus rumor. Unfortunately, as the NY Times confirmed today, yet another Starbucks will soon be serving crap coffee in the Village.

crab apple said...

I remember the last NYC blackout, when several StarFucks locations got their windows smashed. Worse things can happen.

chickenunderwear said...

I just threw up in my mouth a little.