Sad news coming out of New York City as Box Kite’s East Village location closed unexpectedly Sunday night. Sources close to the café confirm that indeed the locks have been changed and a picture of a dead unicorn has been posted on the door, a reference to one of the shop’s signature beverages, the Unicorn.
One former staffer of the now defunct café (who wishes to remain anonymous) states that the closing came as a shock but not a complete surprise.
Past members of the Box Kite team have been weighing on the news. In a post on Facebook, Box Kite founder and former owner Cora Lambert had this to say:
Another past Box Kite barista, Amanda Whitt, had fond memories of the café and Lambert:
Former employee and occasional Sprudge contributor Eric Grimm stated:
We reached out to owner Matt Prete for comment, but he was unavailable as of press time. We will update this post as more information becomes available.
The Box Kite on the Upper West Side remains open for business.
This story is developing…