New Arts Cafe to Open on Cedar Lane

Cafe named for famed Teaneck singer, songwriter.

A new cafe featuring live music, poetry and art space will open early next month at the former BLAST location on Cedar Lane.

The new cafe, Phoebe's Place, is named for the late chart-topping musician Phoebe Snow, who grew up in Teaneck, according to the owner's announcement made Wednesday. The cafe will host a range of artists and musicians while serving light and healthy fare. 

The Phoebe's Place kitchen will include a menu created by chef Michelle Schotanus, the former owner of Salsa! in Edgewater, and Mind Body and Spirit. It will be BYOB and offer hearty and healthy soups, gourmet salads, sandwiches, burgers, cheese plates and some Mexican dishes, according to Leo Lavoro, a representative for the eatery.

Lunch will be served from noon to 4 p.m. during the week and on weekends, barring any special events. The main kitchen will open Wednesday through Friday from 6 to 10 p.m. 

Cafe owner John Bale said in a news release he was inspired by Snow's work. 

"With both of us having spent our early years in Teaneck it seemed fitting to dedicate the space to her and to any artist on a journey,” he said. 

Bale also comes from an artistic background, having spent years in New York City as a playwriting, actor, producer, director and teacher, the release said. 

Phoebe's Place will hold a grand opening Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at 445 Cedar Lane.

in September. 

A full schedule of upcoming events at Phoebe's Place is below: 

Wednesday, 2/6 @ 7 p.m. - The first ‘Poetry Man’ Wednesday with Lorraine Sorvino scheduled as the evenings featured poet, with open reading to follow

Thursday, 2/7 @ 8 p.m.  - The first Open Mic Night with host singer/actor Charlie Sara 

Saturday, 2/9 @ 4 p.m. - The first art exhibit featuring the paintings of Tamara Balsamides For more information: http://tamarabalsamides.com/Home_Page.html. The exhibit will be accompanied by the modern honky tonk sounds of May Lane with guitarist/songwriter Rowland Stebbing

Friday, 2/15 @ 8 p.m. – NYC Alternative Pop Singer/Songwriter Kelly Bazely. For more information: http://www.facebook.com/kellybazely1

Friday, 2/22 @ 8 p.m. - NYC Alternative Pop Singer/Songwriter Kelly Bazely 

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Morty Tashman February 25, 2013 at 05:49 AM
Let's pick a nite this week to go out for Chile con carne. I can't wait.. my sister works in the dollar store. NOT BATES DAUGHTER. We can call a cab. They will know where this Blast place is.
Ferdnitman February 25, 2013 at 01:12 PM
Your sister works at the dollar store too? Maybe she is friends with Bate's daughter? Maybe they can meet us for Chile con carne at Blast! We should get together this week.
Bate Wosental February 25, 2013 at 03:26 PM
My daughter went on poetry night and had a good tmie. I think we should meet for Chile con carne on poetry night. I wrote some nice poems about the birds on Cedar Lane. We can split the cab fare. Cab driver will know where this Blast place is.
Judy Distler February 28, 2013 at 12:50 PM
Go for lunch, not only light dinners with entertainment, meet John and his wonderful chef - try the absolutely fabulous turkey sandwich - Get a little exercise and walk from one of the many parking lots, as Lorraine suggested, and support this new and wonderful Teaneck hot spot!
Morty Tashman April 09, 2013 at 02:33 AM
Hey Bate,did you ever get a bowl of that Chile con carne at Phoebe' s Patch ?


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