Two big expansion alerts coming across the wire this afternoon. First up, the Observer reports that Think Coffee, the growing coffee shop empire with branches on the lower Bowery and right on NYU's campus at Mercer and 4th, is continuing its Village domination by opening up a 1,600 square foot shop on 4th Avenue between 12th and 13th. They hope to open by the end of the summer.
Meanwhile, the 'Bag brings the news that every Nolita Euro's favorite hang out, Cafe Gitane, has abandoned its plans to expand to Bond Street and hopes to open a new location in the Jane Hotel by the end of the summer. A hip faux-antique bar and a Gitane under the same roof? Our brain just exploded.
· Cafe Gitane Coming to Jane Hotel [TFB]
· Think Coffee to Peddle Caffeine Near NYU [NYO]