NYC Health Department Closes 'Hip' Union Square 'Coffee Shop'

Hiring cute wannabe actors and models won’t save your from the NYC Health Department now that they’ve enacted a new policy of actually doing their jobs. The well-known diner was closed last week for code violations. From the NewYork Sun:

Yesterday, would-be Coffee Shop diners were shocked to see their neighborhood hotspot shuttered. “I wasn’t surprised about Taco Bell, but this?” a regular patron, Ursula Pilter, 34, said. “It’s such a hip place. I just can’t believe it.”

Oh, no! Not ‘hip’ restaurants! You mean rats don’t know they’re not cool enough to hang out at the Coffee Shop? —MEGHANN MARCO

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