You may have read the news making the rounds that we’re expanding our shop to include the space next door (119 Market, formerly occupied by Playworks). We’re very excited to add a pastry case, a dedicated coffee station, another register, and extra seating—including private party space. (In boring news, we’re also adding more dry storage space and will finally move our desk out of the kitchen staff’s way, into a proper office.)
Most of the details are in the press release we just sent out (pasted in below), so we don’t need to go into it all. We just wanted to announce it on our own site, where we can take comments— and preemptively answer some questions.
First: the party room will seat around 25 people. It’s not all of the new seating space, so even when it’s in use we’ll be able to accommodate more customers than we can now. It’s a section that can be separated off by a curtain and a sliding wooden panel thingy. Trust us, it’s gonna be cooler than we just made it sound. We’re working on the details of pricing and reservations, which we’ll announce closer to the reopening date.
Second: we don’t know exactly when we’ll be closed. There’s construction to do in the existing space and in the new part, plus we have to make a big hole in a brick wall to bring them together. We anticipate that the entire project will take around 2 months. But having talked with our contractor and architect, we think they can arrange the work in phases that enable us to stay open for more than half of it. So we’ll be starting in January but we may not be closed until sometime in February. We will of course alert the media again when we know the exact closing and reopening dates.
Thanks for all your support, thanks for reading, and feel free to ask questions or leave feedback in the comments. Press release follows.