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.
I like their chicken salad.
It works for me!
Not the greatest location.
I know, right!! It’s just in a location where it will enjoy a near-monopoly with LIRR riders, 7 train riders, and Paragon Building office workers. Not to mention that it will also probably see some decent traffic from the occupants of the new apartments just down the street on 49th Ave. Just terrible planning. After you get done setting the Planet Fitness folks straight, you should go get the Starbucks planners to get them to see the error of their ways. The success of the company depends on it. In the immortal words of Leslie Nielsen in “Airplane!” – Good luck, we’re all counting on you.
That location needs to get their act together. No mobile ordering when they opened was a fail!!!
Good another place for the bums to hang out
Funny. Vernon or Center blvd would probably make them more money.
Agree. That’s where I was expecting to see a new starbucks.
What a weird location – not many people live around there. Seems like a mistake to me…
They don’t need money
But a smart location by the trains and buses
With Deblasio kowtowing to every coffee lobbyist in NYC it was only a matter of time before this happened.