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Espresso Bar to open on 50th Avenue


Nov. 23, 2015 Staff Report

An espresso bar is opening on 50th Avenue located between Café Henri and Station LIC.

The café, to be located at 10-16 50th Avenue, is expected to open in the first week of December and will be selling items item such a chocolates, gelatos, salads and sandwiches.

The café, which will seat about 20 customers, will be named after its co-owner Gabriele Riva.

Riva, who is from Italy, is best known for being an executive chef at Nobu restaurant on 57th street

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LIC lover

They took a run down apartment and turned it into a really nice retail space. If it doesn’t work out for them we still have another retail space in LIC. It’s a win for the neighborhood.The building Cafe Henry is in is coming down. That is a brilliant spot for a cafe to grab up all the cafe business on that block when Cafe Henry is gone.
Why does everyone have an issue when someone is putting money into the area? If you want something different go fund it and open it yourself.
Does anyone say do we need more Chinese food in china town when a new spot opens? No of course not. Stop complaining or open what you want with your own money. Some people are just ludicrous.


I suppose you wouldn’t object to another Japanese restaurant too?

Come on, we have enough coffee already


Another cafe that sells espresso drinks and cafe food right next to Cafe Henri? Seems like an odd choice of location. I hope it’s good, though!


So glad they didn’t name it LIC [fill in the blank]. Don’t get me wrong I love LIC but enough with over using the name.


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