Cafe Clementine finds a new Tribeca home on Greenwich and Duane

Café Clementine, which closed its fan favorite spot on West Broadway and White in October, will reopen late spring or summer in the former Cornerstone space on Duane and Greenwich. This is great news in a season of renewal.

They will take the corner plus one window of the former liquor store — Tribeca Wines & Spirits which is now at West Broadway and Worth — at 325 Greenwich, giving them 700 square feet plus some of the basement. They will have some work to do to get it ready, but you can’t beat that corner.

The landlord, who bought the building from Peter Matera two years ago, is in the process of removing the stucco from the building and restoring it to exposed brick — hence the sidewalk bridge (see the before after so far below). The residential units upstairs will stay in place — they are rent stabilized.

That building used to house not just the liquor store but also Myoptics and Dudley’s Paw, all of which were kicked out when the new owner bought the building in the spring of 2019. Cornerstone left a couple years before that — in 2017.




  1. Great news! Any idea when they’re opening and the building reno will be completed?

  2. This is welcome sweet news.

  3. what a wonderful update!!! I love their sandwiches and cookies and can’t wait to visit when they reopen!

  4. Welcome to the block Cafe Clementine!

  5. This is really great news. Best turkey sandwich on the planet and such nice people.

  6. Love their soups can’t wait to come back to NYC and get my fill!

  7. This is GREAT news! Columbine/Clementine has been my mainstay for years and years. I was so disheartened to see the old store close that I was going to call you to see if you knew how to contact Barbara.

  8. I was told the Barber shop is opening today Friday 2nd April, (Good Friday)……regards Sonia

  9. Barbara and the Clementine Team are the best of the best. It has been hard to get through the pandemic without the soups, salads and sandwiches that have their special hand-crafted touch. Excited to have them back in the neighborhood!