Fairway Cafe Saved! (Mostly)
by Avi - June 23, 2010 at 5:00 pm -
The CEO and vice president of Fairway said today that Fairway Cafe isn’t going anywhere, despite fears that it could be closed to make way for more grocery space. The Fairway honchos told Insatiable Critic Gael Greene, a fan of the cafe, that they planned to turn part of the cafe into a 300-foot bagel bakery, but leave the rest untouched. The execs say they will revisit the issue in about a year, Greene reported.
Fairway had been considering closing the second-floor cafe to make room for more grocery sopace as the market prepares for new competition from Trader Joe’s. News of the cafe’s possible demise brought its fans together and they created a website and got 1,308 people (as of Wednesday) to sign a petition.