The Bean, in East Village, Sprouts From Coffee Shop to Food Truck

Get your motor running.

Not to be confused for the schlocky Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, the Bean in the East Village, a Sara Benincasa hangout, is closing today. But not without some hustle ... and flow. EV Grieve reports that while the Bean is going bye-bye, forced out by a Starbucks (to add insult to injury), it will resurface as a fully stacked food truck tomorrow, right outside the old digs at 49 1/2 First Avenue. [EV Grieve]