That's really too bad....The cafe, located on 2037 5th Ave between 126th & 125th sts, was different from any establishment that's been on that strip before....I know this because those streets are where I spent the bulk of my childhood. I loved the whole "cafe/outdoor dining" feel that the place had to it. And I was just waiting for Summer to arrive because the neighborhood is changing so quickly now. I thought on many occasions that they were just trying to do too much in that space (Coffee & Tea Co, Bookstore, Vera Moore Cosmetics, Candles & Incense....on top of the cafe??? There was just too much stuff going on in the space and it just never really came together....ya know?
I don't think the Shea Spa located upstairs was ever finished either.
Frankly, if things continue the way they are, the only people living in Manhattan below 110th Street are going to be the super rich, and the homeless.