Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Porto Rico Importing Co. reopens after 2-week rehab on St. Mark's Place



Porto Rico Importing Co. on St. Mark's Place near Second Avenue reopened today as expected after what the owners, the Longo family, described as a "much-needed facelift" these past two-plus weeks.

They were planning on putting in new shelves, fixing the floor, moving the ice machine and "adding a better drip brewer."

Steven shared these photos from this morning...





The Longo family has owned the business, with four locations now, since 1958. Peter Longo took over the business in 1976 after the death of his father, Angelo.

4 comments:

Donnie Moder said...

These guys are great.

Giovanni said...

You see, it is possible to renovate and maintain the original character of an Old Timey place. I’m heading over later for some hazelnut beans and extra strong Italian espresso.

Scuba Diva said...

I am thrilled, thrilled, I tell you…for some reason I expected this renovation to drag on for much Longo.

Yarnboz said...

Just want to thank you for sharing this update. Social media didn't cover the reopening and heaven forbid I pick up the phone!