Coffee Cave closes Sunday
04/08/2015 - 05:15 AM | by Tamara Remedios

Coffee Cave closes Sunday

For the last 7 years, The Coffee Cave has served downtown as an "office" for entrepreneurs to work or have meetings, lunch spot for a tasty grilled panini or warm soup, and a venue for live music, house music, art shows, poetry, private parties and more.

This Sunday, April 12, however, Coffee Cave will be closing their doors at 45 Halsey Street. The vision of John D. Murray came to fruitition with a lot of passion, blood, sweat and tears. Although we will miss this community business on Halsey, thankfully we have something to look forward to from John.

According to John, "Karmically, out of the success of the Coffee Cave, something stronger is being born. We have established and maintained a culture that facilitated growth and expressionism for many. Just as those affected by our environment have grown, so has The Coffee Cave itself. With Coffee Cave set to close, we will soon be unveiling our new business, The CAGE. The CAGE is an acronym for Creative Artists Gaining Empowerment. The CAGE is a business cooperative that will be owned by our community of creative artists. It is an event based business concerning all forms of cretive artistry including visual, theater, fashion, dance, poetry, music, underground forms and more. This will be our new vehicle that will shoot us to higher levels as we continue our journey and provide business ownership to our talented partners."

The CAGE will essentially be a co-op venue space letting event planners and creatives be a part of the establishment. It will be located in a converted warehouse space with indoor and outdoor space at 312 Mt. Pleasant Avenue. John is still reviewing submissions for those interested in being a part of this endeavor - contact John at

On Friday (April 10th) from 4-8pm, Coffee Cave will be celebrating their cultural movement and experiences. John will discuss future plans. Admission and light refreshments will be free of charge. Food will be available for purchase via a special event menu sponsored by their neighbors, Burger Walla. Donations will be accepted to help initiate future endeavors.

We wish John all the best in the next phase and thank you for the "office space" that launched NewarkPulse and Halsey Block Parties 7 years ago!

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