The airy Intelligentsia Coffee shop in Urban Outfitters Herald Square has been given the boot, the team says in a tweet this week. The cafe, which opened last summer, was pretty much the only indie company in a sea of chain stores that have conquered 34th Street and its surroundings, but now the hipster brand store will be opening its own cafe in the space in late May after a renovation.
Fans are distressed:
A Midtown replacement may be long off, but a Brooklyn outpost might be in the works soon:
@DianaPrincess Thanks for the kind words - we're looking at Brooklyn for our next location. We hope to return to Midtown someday!— Intelligentsia (@Intelligentsia) May 5, 2015
In the meantime, there's still an Intelligentsia in Chelsea and some solid coffee options a few blocks to the north (Culture) or the south (Stumptown) for those in need.