Lester's in Wynwood Is Closing Tomorrow UPDATED

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Jess Swanson
Since its opening in 2010, Lester's in Wynwood has been a big part of Miami's literary scene.

But tomorrow at midnight, it will shutter its doors.

See also: Lester's New Menu Stars Orange-Infused Java and Housemade Baba Ghanoush

Owner Daniel Milewski has declined to comment on the matter, but members of Lester's staff have confirmed the closing.

Lester's has been around before the wild art walks, Wood Tavern's Taco Tuesdays, and the Panther Coffee craze. It hosted literary nights, served wine, and was the epicenter for Miami's skinny jean crowd.

So stop by one last time before midnight this Saturday.

Updated: Lester's owner, Daniel Milewski, issued the following statement regarding Lester's closing on November 23:

Dear Friends,

I'm very sorry to report that after 3 years of operation we will be closing our doors Saturday the 23rd of November. Having Lester's the last 3 years has brought me a lot of joy and interesting experiences and I'm very proud of the role that we've played in the creative community.

A special thank you goes out to all our regulars,patrons and close friends who have supported us and fed off of the creative output that we've strived to develop during our time. Sometimes hard choices have to be made and this was definitely one of them but I'm excited and optimistic about the future and moving forward. Miami is an exciting city in all of its parts and corners and I plan to help keep it that way.

I'll see you all soon,

Daniel Milewski

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Location Info

Lester's - CLOSED

2519 NW 2nd Ave., Miami, FL

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52 comments
Janell Jordi
Janell Jordi

Jason Alejandrito Flores-Argeñal your hate for this place runs deep..I on the other hand enjoyed it :( Bye uncle Les

Troy Robins
Troy Robins

People in Miami read...really? Never know that

Andres Aguirre
Andres Aguirre

Lester's had the best coffee in Wynwood. It sure was the reason why I kept coming back again

Andres Henao
Andres Henao

The high demand of this area and the growing prices of the properties are making this place loose the magic. Small businesses, artist and emerging talent can't afford what it has become.

Sean O'Hanlon
Sean O'Hanlon

I'm not surprised. There wasn't anything "bad" about the place but there was nothing that really inspired people want to go back again and again.

Jimmy'Z Kitchen Wynwood
Jimmy'Z Kitchen Wynwood

We are so sorry to see one of our "compadres" in the Wyn-hood close it's doors! Such a great place!

Juny Lee
Juny Lee

Dan Walker is this where Buddha works?

Christine King
Christine King

Some of you don't seem to have heard. Walmart is coming to Wynwood. it was approved yesterday by Miami commissioners Nothing to do wththe closing of this place but a sign of bad things to come. :(

Andres Aguirre
Andres Aguirre

Damn really? It was the only reason why I would go to Wynwood. I really don't like panther's coffee :/. This really realllly but like no lie reallllllllly really really fucking sucks. So bummed out :(

Elle Moral
Elle Moral

Gonna miss you Lester's. There was no other spot like this in miami.

Erik Upham
Erik Upham

How big could of it been if it was open only 3 years?

Mikey Dee
Mikey Dee

yeah this is just another reason to visit "the wynwood cafe" that place is rad

Erik Ace SobeArtist
Erik Ace SobeArtist

@camilo gonzalez do you even know where lesters is? what does walmart got to do with it??! :/

Ari Diaz
Ari Diaz

what?!? right before Basel?

Taylor Cox
Taylor Cox

Nooo where are the cheap sandwiches now??

Rod Deal
Rod Deal

Only the strong survive.

Justin Hamel
Justin Hamel

Yeah I wasn't surprised especially after working there... Great meeting spot but nothing special... And another one bites the dust...

somejerk
somejerk

@Christine King that has nothing to do with anything

patrons34
patrons34

@Erik Upham because 3 years ago there was nothing at all.

somejerk
somejerk

@Mikey Dee and half the cost

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