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Beloved Maiden Lane coffee shop Klatch recently closed following a lengthy rent dispute, but in a letter to the editor of Lower Manhattan e-newsletter Broadsheet Daily, the shop's owner blames the inept handling of the area's various construction messes for the business's struggles: "As much as we are disappointed with our situation, we are also disturbed by the poor handling of construction issues by all the alphabet agencies in our City. This, more than anything, led to our closing, and while there is always an inherent risk taken by any entrepreneur starting a business, one should not have to fight inept government agencies every step of the way just to stay in business." Then the insults fly. Do read on. [Broadsheet]