Brooklyn Coffee Shop Owner who Posted Anti-Semitic Rant Has Closed Shop

Michael Avila, the Bushwick shop owner who posted an anti-Semitic rant on Instagram, has closed his business
Brooklyn Coffee Shop Owner who Posted Anti-Semitic Rant Has Closed Shop
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The shop will reopen under new management, according to a sign posted in the window. 

Michael Avila, the Bushwick businessman who published an ugly and hate-filled anti-Semitic tirade on the shop’s Instagram on October, ranting against “this general culture’s behaviors of dominance and Illuminati sensibility,” has closed down The Coffee Shop, reports DNAInfo.

The incensed shop owner also described interacting with “two jewish[sic] young men with generally rude behavior” whom he described as having “the look of death within them.”

Previously the shop owner told DNAInfo that his words had been “misunderstood” — and that there were some Jews he did like, including Roseanne Barr — and that he had no intention of shutting down The Coffee Shop, despite public outcry.

Avila subsequently deleted his social media accounts and offered his "deep and sincere apologies."

Now it seems that Avila’s plans have changed. A handwritten sign posted to the shop’s window says that The Coffee Shop has “closed temporarily” and that it will reopen in the spring, “under new management.”