In an official blog post, Kyle Glanville and Charles Babinski look back, look forward, and set dates for the closing of the SQIRL pop-up. What a ride!
Summing up what the past 6.5 months have been for G&B would be an impossible task. Sqirl transformed itself from LA’s tiniest (and most remarkable!) jam factory to LA’s tiniest (and most remarkable!) cafe and allowed us to hang on for the ride. The ride has been amazing – it has given us roots in the community and an understanding of the kinds of things we want to be able to do and make for our customers. It has also exposed us to the incomparable brilliance of Jessica, Ria and the rest of the SQIRL crew.
When G&B finally leaves Sqirl next month, we will have hung around 2.5 months longer than we originally expected, simply because it felt too important and like too much fun to leave so soon. Now that the cafe is officially in full swing, its time for us to make good on our plans and move on to the next, permanent location.
That location will be in Downtown Los Angeles’ Grand Central Market, and the date will be the 27th of May. We are thrilled to become a part of this next phase for the beautiful Grand Central Market, and finally make good on our dreams of a bustling sidewalk coffeebar.
We’ll continue to serve coffee (and consume inhuman quantities of R2’s) at SQIRL through May 12th. We can’t wait to serve you.
Keen, detail-oriented observers and the Editors who serve them may have noticed something askew in that blog post excerpt. Namely, that the new G&B location post-SQIRL will not be located in Larchmont Village, as previously reported (and not just by us!) – it will in fact be located in the historic Grand Central Market, in Downtown LA. Meanwhile, the SQIRL team are expanding their original location, and are rumored to continuing their coffee service post-G&B with an as-yet unnamed staff and roaster partner.
Update: Eater LA’s Matthew Kang posted moments ago, and his feature mentions that G&B’s progression at their Larchmont location continues unabated. This means not one, but 2 G&B Coffee locations in Los Angeles in the next few months – though the Larchmont store may be running under a different name.