Everyman Espresso, a small, quality-focused coffee bar brand with locations in the East Village and SoHo neighborhoods of Manhattan, have signed a lease for their first official location in Brooklyn. Sprudge Media Network is first to report that Everyman has taken over the space at 162 5th Avenue in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, formerly home to the coffee bar Venticinque.
The new Brooklyn location of Everyman is scheduled to open November 1st, according to Everyman owner Sam Penix. The space, just 400 square feet, is being reimagined by New York architect Jane Kim, whose work on the Counter Culture Coffee NYC Training Center and other Everyman locations has been featured previously on Sprudge. Penix calls the aesthetic vision for his new space “clean but fun,” echoing Park Slope's family friendly neighborhood vibe.
Everyman CFO and SoHo cafe manager Sam Lewontin, a venerated barista competitor, will take on managerial duties along with Penix at the new Park Slope shop. Expect a focus on tightly dialed batch brew coffees, as opposed to the manual brewing and cocktail-inspired offerings at Everyman's SoHo space. “We want to have a good time, brew some coffee, and jibe with the neighborhood,” Penix tells Sprudge. “The guy who lives upstairs, the lady down the street—we want to learn what this neighborhood wants by being there, and giving them the best expression of that. Culture is super important to us, along with coffee—you can’t have one without the other.”
The new Everyman is some 20-odd blocks from the Park Slope location of Cafe Grumpy and just five blocks from the original location of Gorilla Coffee. The cafe's nearest train stop is the R at Union, and it's just blocks from the major transit hub at Barclay Center.