Silver Lake’s Coffee Table closed its doors on Sunday after 14 years in business as workers and customers hugged each other goodbye and wrote down their best wishes and farewells in a binder. The Rowena Avenue coffee houses abruptly announced its closure earlier this month after a new property owner gave the Coffee Table owners a notice to move out (The Coffee Table in Eagle Rock remains open). On Sunday, there were signs amid the balloons and ribbons requesting that customers ask the new landlord, Miami-based 15 Group, to extend the lease. The property had once been the site of a proposed 60-unit condo complex but it’s not clear what the new landlord has in mind for the Coffee Table building and adjacent lots.
The Silver Lake Coffee Table may have closed but its fans will be able to buy a souvenir. The cafe’s colorful mosaic tables will be sold off on Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m.
Photos by Jesse Saucedo