Monday, September 25, 2017

Frisson Espresso coming to 3rd Avenue



Frisson Espresso, a 3-year-old cafe on West 47th Street, is opening an outpost on Third Avenue between Ninth Street and 10th Street...



This is on the west side of the Avenue that has been under a sidewalk bridge for what seems like ages... the previous tenant here, the OJ Gallery, a custom frame shop, didn't make it a year.



Frisson Espresso will have competition — from several places, but the new Bean across the Avenue in particular.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Monday: new coffee spot opens in the neighborhood... Tuesday: new coffee spot opens in the neighborhood...

Anonymous said...

What's up with all of these coffee shops?

Tom Stir said...

Coming soon Aster Place name change --C-O-F-F-E-E--P-L-A-C-E--(midtown south) Realestate Boom Town Corporate Magnets need lots of ?????

cmarrtyy said...

It's the greening of 3rd Ave. Moxy, Wegamama, Martina, Shake Shake. THEY SMELL... MO-NEY.

Anonymous said...

I hope I'm not so old that I have to settle for frissons from coffee!

Giovanni said...

Remember when Starbucks thought that tea was the next big thing and bought Teavana? Now it has closed all 400 locations, Argo Tea was another one, and it's struggling to expand too. Even Starbucks thought we had too many coffee shops, bit they were wrong. What we have is too many Starbucks with their lousy re-warmed food offerings, high calorie baked goods. and burnt Continental roast coffee, which is why smaller coffee chains can still expand. Think Coffee has better food than Starbucks, so does Mud, The Bean, and Irving Farm, and just about everything is better at La Columbe on Lafayette.

The other reason why we will keep seeing more coffee cafes are cultural changes. Cafes are replacing Coffee Shops and Diners, with their giant plates of greasy carbs and heart attack platters served by snarky waiters, who were late to the game with wi-fi. And 13,14 and 15 year olds are drinking coffee now. Parents bring their kids to Starbucks at a young age, and now coffee seems to be replacing cigarettes as our national drug of choice. It's a high margin business which is required to pay these rents, and its not a fad like froyo or rolled ice cream. More coffee shops are coming, the only question is how many more will the neighborhood support?

Anonymous said...

Giovanni--Speaking purely for myself, I'm an enthusiastic patron of tea shops. But if I'm going to pay commercial prices, what they serve needs to be better than (or equal to) what I can make at home. Sadly for Teavana/Starbucks, Teavana just wasn't that place.

JQ LLC said...

Tea has been the next big thing for over 2000 years. Still a brilliant analysis by Gio. I have noticed young kids drinking coffee too, and using it as a culture accessory too; mimicking every stupid oblivious adult looking at their phone in one hand and holding the venti cup in the other. This should not be normal but apparently it now is. What the free market worshippers and technocrats in politcal office say, that's what it will and for now shall be.

This is a scourge that must be stopped.

Anonymous said...

It's not a coffee shop -- it's an espresso shop!

Maybe someone will open a coffee joint serving coffee in a hoof!


Coffee is the new froyo, i.e. a front for money laundering.

afbp said...

yay
think vienna,austria
works for them😀
ps well,it may be the ONLY thing that has (historically)worked for them....

Anonymous said...

Just heard a segment on the radio about how Chinese cooks and waiters are having to travel far from their homes(i.e., out of state) to find work. One of the reasons spoken of is that the typical NY Chinese restaurant is disappearing in favor of COFFEE SHOPS...and their rents in the boros are rising and requiring more work hours to survive. Since their churches, Chinese schools,groceries, etc. are not available in the small towns where they are working, they are spending less than one day a week at home with their families.

Personally, I would like to have the small Chinese take-outs back over the proliferation of coffee shops. The Asian restaurants opening now are all specialty noodle shops, not a wide variety on the menu.

Anonymous said...

Yeah, that's what the neighborhood needs, another coffee shop. Soon all we will have are bars and coffee shops.