As if you needed more proof that NYC coffee news moves at the speed of light, the East Village cafe tastemakers at Everyman Espresso have made official their plans to open a second location. They've signed papers and acquired keys to a space in SoHo, at 301 W. Broadway (directly off Canal Street). Their new cafe locale is in the John R. Murray building, an historic property originally built in 1824 that is among the oldest in SoHo. Everyman owner Sam Penix spoke exclusively to Sprudge:
We are pleased as punch to announce that today we got the keys to our new space at 301 West Broadway in the SOHo! We are enormously excited to grow and have the opportunity to challenge preconceived notions of what a coffee shop can be.
We would like to take a moment to thank everyone who has shown their love and support for Everyman Espresso, as well as special thanks to the heads of NYC coffee scene who have been extremely helpful with their advice and encouragement. This is going to be a lot of fun.
Some juicy details: Justin Timberlake reportedly lives in the penthouse apartment next door to the space, and Penix and Co. will be going head to head against a Dunkin' Donuts location across the street. Everyman's new location will be easily accessible by the Canal Street subway stop, serving the A,C,E lines as well as the 1 train. Patrons taking their coffee to-go will have their pick of nearby parks to enjoy, including St. John's, Albert Capsouto, and Juan Pablo Duarte Square; for those in need of a little lunch (or maybe a housemade celery soda), the Tribeca outpost of Bubby's is just a few blocks away. Still hungry? You're a charming 10 blocks away from Torrisi Italian Specialties, raved about by everyone from The New York Times to The New York Times Magazine. Love the neighborhood so much you just can't bear to leave? The SoHo Grand Hotel is right across the street.
Expect this cafe to truly challenge conventional notions of service, design and flow – from what we're told, the Everyman crew has every intention to make their new space unlike anything else in New York City. There's no set opening date yet, though a rough “3 months from now” deadline is floating around on social media; expect a chance to see the space this summer, and look for updates in the interim right here on Sprudge.com.