Park Slope Food Bombshell: 2nd Street Cafe is Dead
The Second Street Cafe on Seventh Avenue in Park Slope is toast. The eatery, which had been open for a decade and had done a top-to-bottom renovation last summer, has locked its doors and papered up the windows. GL can exclusively confirm the news that they have gone out of business. A tipster emails to say:
I got confirmation today from Two Boots up the block that 2nd Street is out of business. This means that this block of Seventh Avenue is now bound by out of business restaurants - Tempo Presto on the southwest corner and 2nd Street Cafe on the northeast corner. In the middle of the block is the now vacant store that used to house Seventh Avenue Books, with Park Slope Books a few doors away scheduled to close in March. I've also attached a photo of the 2nd Street Cafe this afternoon.Last week, we posted about all the vacant storefronts between Second and Third Streets on Seventh Avenue. Add the empty space that was Maggie Moo's a few paces to the north of 2nd Street Cafe and the now shutter Inaka Sushi a block and a half away, and one suddenly has a surprising number of empty storefronts on Seventh Avenue. As for the corner of Second Street and Seventh Avenue, we're certain there will be many laments of this popular spot for moms with kids and just about everyone in the neighborhood. We hope it is not replaced with something horrendous.
The 2nd Street Cafe had undergone renovations this summer. When it reopened, it was a bit more upscale than previously.