Possibly the busiest spot in Park Slope for strollers, freelancers, and anyone looking for a cozy place to start out drinking coffee and end up with a glass of wine, the popular Tea Lounge will be closing its doors on Sunday, December 14.
Signs are posted around the space, as neighbor Ryan Fissell noticed this morning, and their Facebook page notes the closure, as well.
“We appreciate your loyalty and it has been a pleasure serving this community for over 14 years,” the sign reads.
Tea Lounge opened first on 7th Avenue before moving to its current space at 837 Union Street, just off 7th Ave. It’s grown to become a gathering place for parents and neighbors, and a pretty cozy event space, with everything from storytimes to open mic nights and live performances from a range of acts.
Neighbors are pretty shocked about the closure, and several have shared memories and condolences on the Facebook post.
“I never thought this day would come,” wrote Kittiya Dee. “Sorry to see you guys shut your doors.”
“I’ll miss the worn out sofas, the poetry on the bathroom walls, and the hippest joint in Brooklyn,” said Shia Hertz.
“So very sad,” wrote Cooper Shaw. “So many fond memories & lifelong friendships were formed here.”
The business is listed for sale at $175,000 and $9,750 per month, which, when Here’s Park Slope first noticed it a couple months back, the owner of Tea Lounge denied, saying the listing was just there to sell franchises.
It’s an enormous space — 3,900 square feet — so it will be interesting to see what kind of business could take it over. Something tells us a coffee shop may not be it.
Best of luck to everyone at Tea Lounge, and thanks for all your years in the neighborhood!