Beck Café Closing, Gypsy Beans Moving In

New coffee shop expected to open on Nov. 1.

The Beck Café, which has been at the Beck Center for the Arts since 2009, is closing its doors on Monday. 

Gypsy Beans Baking Co., a staple of the Gordon Square Arts District, is opening its second location in its place.

Niki Gillota, opened Gypsy Beans in 2005, at the corner of W. 65th Street and Detroit Avenue. The “traditionally styled European coffee house” specializes in soups, salads and pastries.

And, of course, coffee.

Gypsy Beans is expected to open on Nov. 1.

“Niki is such a good fit,” said Kathleen Caffrey, the spokeswoman for the Beck Center. “She’s so well-known in the arts community and she’s very community driven.”

“We’re very excited to welcome her onboard to the beck family.”

Paul Sykes, an arts dealer who’s operated the Beck Café for the past four years, will still be involved at the Beck Center. His Rocky River coffee shop, Cravings, will remain open.

Caffrey said that Sykes will provide the artwork to the coffee shop, as well as the Cleveland Gypsy Beans location. 

Sykes is the man responsible for renovating the space — including renovations to the coffee shop, façade, stage and the murals.


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