July 14, 2014 By Christian Murray
A high-end coffee shop is expected to open on the corner of 44th Drive and 11th Street by the end of the month.
The café, to be called The Mill, will be owned by Chip Brian and Mike Daddio who own several construction/design businesses that are located inside the 44-16 11th Street building where the café will be.
The partners currently operate two businesses on the 3rd floor of the building–Design Architecture NYC and Design Construction NYC. Furthermore, the partners are opening a design/consultancy firm called Neue Atelier that will be located on the ground floor—adjacent to where The Mill will be.
Brian said that they decided to open a café since “we have a large number of employees in the building and we have noticed that the northern end of Long Island City is a little devoid of high quality food establishments that serve quality coffee and healthy food,” he said.
He said that his objective is to provide a comfortable place for local residents –as well as one where his employees and clients could meet.
The Mill, which will be about 600 square feet in size, will seat about 8 people. However, there are plans to put a bench in front of the café.
Brian said his wife has been involved in putting together the concept with his design company working on the interior.
The interior features reclaimed materials from projects that he has designed for clients—and includes pieces from Bespoke Millwork, a company he owns that has a factory in Long Island City.