- Joined: 6/16/2005
- Location: New York, NY/Santa Fe, NM
Sucelt - pan-American - RIP
Sat, 01/5/08 1:51 PM
Oh I feel terrible.
One of my very favorite NYC hole-in-the-walls is demised - just noticed it today.
The place is "Sucelt" a small latin American mom-and-mom place (run by 2 old Hispanic women for years). Only a tiny counter, maybe 6 chairs. It was on W. 14th St & 7 Ave. The "Go-to" place for takeout cafe con leche, homemade sopa, arepas, meat pies and other Latin home cooking food.
This place was an institution, and I have no idea why it closed. I am really really sad.
I hope they don't open a Starbucks in its place (which is possible)
PS I am getting sick of "capitalism." Yesterday I went to an old deli a block away from Sucelt for a small (now very small) cup of takeout coffee. It now costs $1.10. Around the corner it costs $0.75 (for now). This is no Starbucks, it is an old dirty deli. Either everyone wants a buck or these traditional places are going out of business in the Malling of Manhattan. Yes, there have been newspaper articles on Is NY Losing its Soul?. Well yes it is.