While some businesses are extending their summer hours during the summer I noticed a couple of businesses that were actually closed with no signs indicating why.
- Well’s on Seventh had their gate pulled down this afternoon. While I’m not a huge fan of their fare, they seem to do pretty well with the neighborhood crowd.
- Tasty News was also closed today. I really like this modern cafe tucked into W.131th Street off of Lenox. They are actually the only place I can think of in Harlem that creates custom salads like you ones you get downtown. They even have free wi-fi. The problem is location, location, location. They are off the main drag and people either don’t know or forget they are there. They are also in direct competition with Le Perle Noire across the street.
- The Old Navy on 125th looks relatively empty and word is that they will be closing.
A reader added that Cafe Il Latte has also been closed. There are other local businesses that I see closed at odd hours (Harlem Wing and Waffle) which makes it hard to support them when they are not keeping consistent hours. A sign in the window or a notice on a website makes all the difference in the world. Business owners should not assume that folks will just check back.
Cafe Bon Jour on St. Nicholas closed temporary and never reopened and from what I understand Cafe Largo is still closed temporarily.
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