Two Moon Art House & Cafe, the coffee shop that’s been a community gathering spot on 4th Avenue for the past three years, is closing its doors today after a number of complications with the space.
Co-owner Joyce Pisarello tells us they’re closing the shop at 315 4th Avenue at the end of the day today, Wednesday, November 19, citing ongoing plumbing issues that most recently devastated their kitchen after a pipe burst.
“We sustained a ton of losses, couldn’t bake or cook for several weeks, and our landlord demanded rent for the time we were out of commission,” she says. “He simply refuses to admit there is any plumbing issue, so we feel like we are just waiting for the next disaster.”
For families who have enjoyed storytimes and sing alongs here, the laptop crowd who’s spent time in their surprisingly peaceful backyard, and anyone looking for a bit of respite from busy 4th Avenue, it will be sad to see the space close — and that feeling is mutual.
“We’ve loved Park Slope and it’s been a wonderful three years, from the sing alongs and families to the artists and poets, we’re going to miss this place,” Joyce says. “We wish things could have turned out differently.”
It’s not the last you’ll see of them, though, and they’ve got good news for fans of their tasty shortbread.
“We are however going to be take our baking operations to Bed-Stuy where Pushcart Coffee has generously offered to share their kitchen with us,” she says. “So our patrons can still order our yummy shortbread and the Two Moon dream lives on!”
Please join us in wishing Joyce, and partner Danielle Mazzeo, all the best.
Photo via Two Moon