Monday, December 12, 2011

The Bean is open — and busy

Just after 9 a.m. at Second Avenue and Third Street, where The Bean opened today... photos via jdx...




17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I gotta say.. the space looks beautiful!!

glamma said...

yay

mk said...

great news!

Anonymous said...

Better watch your ass, Starbucks.

Marty Wombacher said...

Looks like a nice comfortable space! Congratulations, Bean!

T.E.V.B. said...

Sweet. Congrats, The Bean, on reopening in new digs. Will have to get some coffee there. And glare at any Starbuckses on the way.

chris flash said...

The amazing artwork by the lovely Nicolina Artista makes me never want to leave the Bean....

Melanie said...

Very beautiful. I like the Bean..drinking tea right now for a cold, but when the cold is gone..I am off to the Bean for a great cup of coffee. Good luck in your new spot Bean!!!

l00mer said...

this is so cool

bowery boy said...

And let's not forget the Crazy Landlord. I hope he cut a deal that works for the Bean, makes him happy, and chips in some tax revenue for the City. Hooray for the Crazy Landlord. Hooray for Everyone!

abrod said...

I can't wait to get out of work so I can enjoy a cup of my favorite coffee, at long last. It's been a difficult couple of months!

Eden Bee said...

Yay! I will be there a lot..A LOT.

David @ 3rd St said...

$4 / lattes each day are not my thing but I went for one this AM and it was delicious! And the space is beautiful. Why did the CLL take 2+ years to rent it?

I think The Bean should have someone stand outside Starbucks when they open and offer coupons..Is that too snarky?

Also, I think it's funny / interesting how you can have 75c coffee immediately opposite yet both businesses will do well.

Anonymous said...

You guys did an amazing job. Really. I think you took the old vibe and just made it better and warmer. So many good things about it. Good luck and wish you much success. You guys are great. Every one of you!

Jeremy said...

We're this nice to an overpriced chain coffee shop that's taking over the East Village with mediocre coffee, but we wish death upon a mom & pop bagel store?? EVGrieve readers, you confuse the hell out of me.

Anonymous said...

Of course you are not going to publish that comment since it was not a criticism of a bar or a foodies restaurant. I suppose if the barista was a Midwestern sorority girl, you would be all over it and probably has its own,separate post.

Dr Gecko said...

Could somebody explain the Anon 9:06 comment? All the words are English, but put together that way, they don't make any sense.

p.s. to Chris Flash: It's not good to confuse the charms of the artist with those of the art.