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Kaahve Coffee Shop on Main Street To Close at Month’s End

Eighteen months after opening on one of downtown New Canaan’s most conspicuous street corners, Kaahve coffee shop at East Avenue and Main Street is closing its doors, the business’s owner said. New Canaan resident Esref Cezzar said he was deeply grateful for the regulars who patronized Kaahve, though the clientele never rose to a sustainable level. “There is not enough business, simple as that,” Cezzar told “And the business we have doesn’t pay the rent.”

Kaahve will close Sept. 30. Continue Reading →

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Sneak Peek: ‘Kaahve’ Coffee Shop To Open Next Week on Main Street

The coffee shop planned for the prominent commercial space at Main Street at East Avenue, vacant since Ten Thousand Villages closed last May, is set to open next week, according to the new business’s owner. Turkey native Esref Cezzar said Tuesday morning that he’s excited to introduce “nice, tasty specialty coffees” to New Canaanites at ‘Kaahve’ at 96 Main St. “We’re going to have Turkish coffee, too,” Cezzar said from a spacious, naturally bright space that’s undergone a dramatic transformation from its retail predecessors. “We’re trying to create something a little different from the usual coffee shops.”

It’s on track to open in about one week to 10 days, he said. Stressed wood tables and straight-backed chairs will combine with two large sofas to offer seating for up to 20 people, while a large new granite countertop is in place along one long wall of Kaahve (Turkish for ‘coffee’) and track lighting set amid the 10-foot-high, exposed ceiling. Continue Reading →

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