Aug. 11, 2019 By Christian Murray
Starbucks, the global coffee chain, is opening a new location in Hunters Point.
Signage has gone up for a new café on the south east corner of 49th Avenue and 21st Street. The coffee shop is going in the ground floor of 21-00 49th Ave., in a recently-revamped warehouse building long known as the home of Paragon Oils & Burners.
Developers Related Companies and GreenOak Real Estate have been converting the seven-story, 130,000 square foot warehouse property to retail and office space in recent times and have renamed the building The Paragon.
The developers have also converted a nearby industrial property at 21-10 51st Ave. into office and retail and have dubbed it the Blanchard.
The new 49th Avenue location will be the third Starbucks storefront in Long Island City south of Queens Plaza.
The company first came to the south side of Queens Plaza in August 2017 when it opened a branch at 26-14 Jackson Ave. Earlier this month, the coffee giant opened its second café in the area on the ground floor of 42-10 27th Street, in a newly developed 20-story building.
The 49th Avenue location is near the Hunters Point Avenue LIRR station in an area not well served by retail or eateries. The café is across the street from the old M Wells Dinette location.
Starbucks corporate office was not immediately able to comment as to when the store would open.