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Surf’s Up at 31 Crosby

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New cafe/mixed-use store alert: the space at 31 Crosby Street is being turned into a cafe cum surf shop cum men’s clothing boutique. Josh Rosen, one of the store’s four owners, says that the space — located next to the N 33 tapas bar and up the block from the French Culinary Institute — is set to open on Saturday, August 31.

Rosen and the shop’s other owners all work in the fashion industry and
grew up surfing. The boards, he says, will be “works of art,” while the
coffee will be brewed on a La Marzocco. Rosen’s currently in the
process of choosing his coffee purveyor, but says that Stumptown is one
of the three candidates. Pastries will be supplied by one of the
owners’ girlfriends, who has worked at BabyCakes.

The
store is attached to an enviably spacious backyard patio, which Rosen
says will be used for events like outdoor film screenings and dinners
for 50 people. Because surf boards, a coffee counter, and men’s
clothing don’t leave much room for a kitchen, those dinners will be
produced in collaboration with meat mavens Schaller & Weber, with whom the owners have a personal connection.

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