La Villita, a Mexican bakery on the corner of Grand Street and Bedford Avenue, was forced to close at the end of February after the landlord raised the rent from $5,000 to $10,000. The GW News learned the bakery closed on Feb. 28 after 17 years in business. Owner Alfonso Sosa and his family ran the bakery, and neighbors claimed it was the only place in the area where they could find an egg sandwich and a cup of coffee for $2.50.
“Politics and coffee shops go hand in hand,” Karen Cantor, co-owner of the Chipped Cup, told Fork in the Road after Hamilton Heights rallied to support her small business and #marriageequality in Harlem.
Amen, sistah. Amen.
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“About the flare on Facebook and Twitter, Bernamoff said: “It feels like reality TV to me. I have a warehouse to rebuild.”
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