Second, Fete Coffee, a wonderful spot on 3rd avenue and 20th street, has closed. Great coffee, a comfortable setting and a lovely owner weren't enough to survive. I guess the DD on 20th street, new 7-11 right next door and the Starbucks on 23rd street were too much.
My fellow New Yorkers, this must stop. We are becoming just another suburban strip mall. Support your local coffee spot folks or it will be nothing but DD, Subways, 7-11s and Starbucks as far as the eye can see. 9th Street Espresso and The Doughnut Plant are good places to start.