Dear Friends of Caffè Vivaldi:
With heavy hearts we announce the upcoming closure of Caffe Vivaldi and the conclusion of our 35-year run at this magical room on 32 Jones Street in our beloved West Village.
In brief: our legal and financial difficulties with our landlord came to a head this spring. To continue to fight would be self-destructive in many, many ways for the business and for all of us. Because of these extenuating circumstances, we will be closing our doors for the final time on the evening of June 23.
With open arms and open hearts, we invite you to join us here in these final three weeks, and make some final memories with us.
For three and a half decades, Caffe Vivaldi was a salon for artistic and intellectual dialogue, a community space in the old European coffeehouse style, a haven for creativity, a cultural institution. The brainchild of one man, Ishrat Ansari. At its core, Ishrat’s purpose with the opening of the caffe was to bring people together and that it did. We want to honor you, the people Caffe Vivaldi has touched and transformed, through music, through vision and ideas, through love.
Our community is strong as ever. And we want to remain engaged with all the many thousands of you.
For the present moment, we ask you to share your memories here, so we can begin to create a digital record of the people that the caffe has brought together. And honor this place we’ve held in common. This long legacy does not end at 32 Jones Street — rather, this is where it begins! So many stories have begun here. And more than anything, we want them to continue to be told. Please do share yours below.
Thank you for being a part of the Caffe Vivaldi family.
The Staff at Caffe Vivaldi
S H A R E Y O U R S T O R I E S B E L O W
sunday – THURsday, 6 pm – 11.30 pm
Friday, 6 pm – Midnight
saturday, 6 pm – midnight
Please note that we are a cash-only venue with an ATM on the premises