An interesting new development from the world of Ozzie's Coffee: The mammoth location on Fifth Avenue between Garfield and Carroll (and the only one remaining since the Seventh Avenue one closed last month) has shut down, with papered over windows and a sign in the window saying that they'll be closed for the next three or four weeks.
Judging by noises coming from behind the locked doors, a major renovation is underway. For the first time in many years, there's no way to get your Ozzie's fix in this neighborhood, but there are plenty of (arguably better) options nearby. It was, however, one of the only spacious coffee shops in the neighborhood, so hopefully it re-opens as promised and continues to fill that niche.
UPDATE: Many thanks to Parkslopefoodie for pointing us toward this NY Post article from May; plans have been in the works for a few months to open an outpost of bar/salon hybrid Beauty Bar inside the space. No confirmation yet if this is indeed the case here or not, but I'll report on it as soon as I know anything concrete.