Saturday, July 1, 2017


The performance venue, cafe, and artspace Kettle & Thread is for sale by its owner, Beth Barraclough. Beth has posted this notice on Kettle & Thread's Facebook page:
Dear customers, friends, and neighbors…

It is with true sadness that I must suddenly sell the cafe at this time. Operating a community cafe had been a childhood dream and I was so lucky to be able to see that dream come into fruition. We lived in Brooklyn for over 20 years before I found this great location just 2 years ago… And even then, Church Avenue was still considered "up and coming", now it's a destination place.

This has been one of the most gratifying jobs I've ever taken on (second only to raising my 3 sons.) Some of our customers have been here for several generations and we have built something really incredible together. We have welcomed the new generations of young families coming into the neighborhood and we’ve become a true community space where all people are welcome and come together to share meals & stories, to work and to relax.

We've been a part of some of your life's most precious celebrations with birthday parties, baby showers, and even a couple of weddings! We’ve been a home away from home for crafters and makers and artists and writers and the meetings we have held to raise awareness for local politics and peaceful & creative activism has been something that I will personally continue even once I've left the cafe.

The business itself has grown organically so we have really loyal and kind customers... I will miss seeing you everyday but I am not moving from the neighborhood so I hope to see you all around!

If you have ever been interested in owning your own restaurant/cafe, this is really a great spot and it is only getting better. My landlord is the absolute best you'll ever find and he and I have an incredible relationship. The rent is still low and has a long lease life.

It's a great opportunity for someone who wants to "give it a go" or expand their existing business.

I took care of the hard part, by transforming a derelict and abandoned restaurant into the gorgeous space that it is now by laying down real hardwood floors, creating a beautiful garden for customers, and a fully equipped kitchen and cafe counter.

The location is sublime, we are so close to the parade grounds and Prospect Park and all the new schools on CIA… We have a lovely online community that we deliver to, as well as loads of walk by traffic which is ever increasing, day by day.
I’ve been approved by the SLA for a B&W and our coffee and tea service is one of the best. Our kitchen created amazing food, I know I'm going to miss our soups and waffles.
You can decide to keep the name and social media accounts or come up with something new. It’s all set up and waiting for you to walk in to start your own dream from day one.
All reasonable offers will be considered. Thank you 

Kettle & Thread
1219 Church Avenue
between Westminster and Argyle roads
Kensington, Brooklyn
(347) 789-3108
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