Things are not looking good for Kate's Joint, the 16-year-old vegetarian restaurant and bar on Avenue B and East 4th Street. EV Grieve reports that a campaign is underway to help raise money for the restaurant, which is currently in arrears with its landlord. From the Save Kate's post on Indiegogo:
Eviction notices have been sent, court appearances have been made, and if a substantial amount of money is not raised by April 11th, the next court date, the doors will shut permanently at Kate’s Joint. The East Village will lose another neighborhood landmark.Owner Kate Halpern is shooting for $30,000 in donations or loans, which would go to back rent, and presumably keep the place open for a little while longer (so far, people have pledged $905).
If Kate's does close, it will be another blow to the East Village vegetarian community. As some have noted, the neighborhood lost Curly's, Counter, 14 Carrot, and Quantum in the last year.
· Save Kate's Joint on Avenue B [EV Grieve]
· Save Kate's Joint [Indiegogo]
· All Coverage of Kate's Koint [~ENY~]