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Racked has learned that the empty storefront that formerly housed Rafe, one of our favorite handbag designers and a Bowery retail pioneer, will become a Think Coffee Shop. The space at 1 Bleecker and Bowery has been vacant since January, but Think has confirmed that they’ll be serving fair trade lattes there by March. It will be the first offshoot of their Mercer Street coffee shop, although the Bowery space is much smaller.
We were sad to say goodbye to Rafe and his fabulous leopard-print clutches, but we really like Think? and it sure as hell beats a Bowery Starbucks a few blocks down!
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