All Good Things Is Coming to an End

“I believe All Good Things is closing on Friday for good—the market and the restaurant,” emailed a tipster. I’m waiting to hear from owner Kyle Wittels, but someone at Cavaniola’s did indeed confirm it, saying it was possible that the space was getting renovated and would reopen (but that Cavaniola’s wouldn’t be involved).

UPDATE: A reader who stopped by said that the Cavaniola’s worker said that Saturday is the last day. And Polux has put out rosé and nibblybits “to toast with us to an amazing two years in the neighborhood.”


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  1. i was wondering how that place stayed in business…

  2. Too bad. It had so much potential when it first opened.

  3. I hear that the space is going to become a test pilot for a new Whole Foods concept.

  4. it never quite clicked for me. I wanted it to work, but every time I went in, something went wrong. And each time I went in, I couldn’t get over the sticker shock.

  5. shame…always want to support a local merchant. but it was never the same after Blue Bottle departed the pattern.

  6. sadly, im not surprised

  7. So sad! I love this place… specially the cheese’s spot… it will def be missed.

  8. I heard that a Savor Spa is opening in Tribeca.

  9. This Wittles guy was not a well liked person by the workers .The arrogance by a know it all. at this nothing place.It never got off the ground the food area or the restaurant.We will not tell the public what this place is,let them guess! Let’s see all good things ….no signs! Let them guess!
    He has no retail food background at all.You would never know
    What this place was.All good things on a block that is out of the way
    No stores around no people walking by.Only someone without a food
    Retail background would have opened anything like that at that location
    No regrets so many great food places and great restaurants in the area

  10. I think the concept was a smart one, a mini-chelsea market right here in our neighborhood, but it went downhill when they started to kick out the different suppliers. The restaurant was great though and that will definitely be missed.

  11. It is a real shame none of you critizing AGT and Kyle Wittels has their facts straight. None of the vendors were kicked out ,you brilliant people were not giving them enough business although they all had a sweet deal there. They left because of you not because of the owner. Try a business yourself and deal with no shows and smart mouth employees. When you are the boss people don’t like you all the time it is a tough job. The vendors all hired their own employees not Mr Wittels. I personally will miss the top quality food….but then again I have been in business and know just how difficult it can be.

    • So let me get this straight, AGT failed because of US, the “brilliant” local customers at AGT, and not management, who didn’t give them enough business, with no mention of exorbitant prices that they charged that was clearly not competitive with other local grocery outlets. Not to mention the “smart mouth” employees, that AGT mgmt. claimed also contributed to their decline. Personally, I can’t wait for the Franklin St. Gourmet Garage to open.. By the way, if you haven’t noticed, Goldsmith IS Kyle Wittels..

    • Good business owners know how to run good businesses. Full stop. The world is full of great, local businesses, so I don’t subscribe to your theory whatsoever.

    • @goldsmith if you were to ask every single one of the vendors why they left, off the record, it wouldn’t be because of the customers that came (or didn’t), it would be 100% because of Kyle. The rent was fine but the utilities they were charged and the arbitrary purchases that Kyle decided to make and then assign to them were astronomical. Verbal harassment was a daily occurrence. Refusal to promote the space and refusal to make the space a comfortable place to shop were also part of the downfall. Honestly, he is a spoiled rotten rich kid that doesn’t realize that most people have to work for what they are given.

  12. K W was never a nice person. He was abusive to all around him, no wonder his vendors left and AGT didn’t last. If his next endeavor at 102 Franklin is going to succeed, he will have to change his whole demeanor, Which is highly unlikely..

  13. maybe if mr. wittels put some SIGNAGE, even some classy-hipster signage, of all the vendors at AGT more people would come in and shop. do you know how many people would come in for just the ice cream if they knew it was there? you can’t rely on word of mouth advertising all the time. you gotta have a marketing plan that goes beyond yelp reviews and a small blurb in the NYTimes… moreover, don’t be condescending to your paying customers on what they will using the over-priced produce for. not all of us are 1 star michelin chefs mr wittles!

  14. Great idea – flawed execution? I loved the original vendors and the space. Blue Bottle seemed like a big draw. It was for me. Usually a good number of people when I was there in the mornings. Once BB left it seemed less crowded. I thought they could have done more to make it customer friendly. I’d be interested to know why the vendors started leaving. Was it not enough customers or poor management?

  15. No wonder. This was a great idea, poorly executed. Sub-optimal selection of vendors. Lastly, Blue Bottle Coffee was a pretentious concept, and it tasted foul.

  16. Too bad. I had such high hopes for this place and loved the concept. It never clicked for me either. The people weren’t terribly friendly – especially one guy at the cheese place.

  17. I’m a foodie , with 30 yrs. and two restaurants in Manhattan. The truth is Tribeca is not the best place of this type of adventure, Tribeca lacks the palette and loyalty, I met many nice people working the different food stations. I admit that in the beginning it was confusing with the seating, not all vendor had seating, it could have been more of a share seating arrangement. Marketing is a must in these destination locations. Sad it didn’t last, the concept was a good one. I will miss AGT.

  18. Here’s Ryan Tate in an interview on Eater Ny:

    It’s still relatively uncommon for the cooks to serve the food. When and why did you decide to do that?
    Ryan: When I stopped working at my last job. To be transparent, it was out of an utter disdain for waitstaff. I just don’t understand them. I like them, they’re good people, but they’re freelancers, they’re there for the money.

    Service at ATG was the worst I think I’ve ever seen. The crazy cheese shop people were the worst of the bunch, so no surprise they were the last ones left besides the actual restaurant, which received a great review for food but brutal review for service by Pete Wells in the Times. These guys (esp. wittels) never cared at all about being friendly or nice, projecting an extremely off-putting appearance of not caring about the customer at all. Utterly self-absorbed in their own smug “brilliance”. Disdain for waitstaff clearly carried over to disdain for the customer. That doesn’t fly in this neighborhood, this city, or anywhere else for that matter. Good riddance.

  19. I will miss them, too. I was a frequent customer for meat and produce. The cheese on offer did not compete with Tribeca Whole Foods, not to speak of Bedford. But they really never advertised it. A sidewalk sign on Church, even, might have made a difference. I never saw a media mention of Le Cafe anywhere. In some cases their prices were high because their quality was high (real pork vs. IBP), and sometimes it was just marked up too far (oysters). I wish they’d advertised enough to drive some volume to get their prices down. I don’t have any inside knowledge of their deals with Dickson’s, Blue Bottle, or the rest, but it was bad to lose them.

    Also, pick names for things that you can google. “Le Restaurant”? C’mon.

  20. It’s a shame it didn’t work out. When they first opened I was there almost daily for Blue Bottle and Blue Marble….when those two left, so did I. I took my parents to dinner at the restaurant downstairs and that was a great meal, but there’s only so often you’re in the mood for a 3 hour prix-fixe affair.