Rumours of the opening of Ost, on 12th St. & Ave. A are greatly exaggerated. Well, somewhat exaggerated. First, there was the rumour that they were going to be an Eastern European style coffee shop. I saw no sign of that, only a board listing pastries and coffee -- unless that is what coffee shops are like in Eastern Europe, which would be exactly the same as they are here. I had visions of pierogies and compote, but alas, we get danish and espresso.
But what is so unusual is that just after they opened, they are closing for a week, presumably to take time off for the holidays because the rush to open in time for the holidays must have been so exhausting.