FLATIRON DISTRICT — A fine foods super-store is slated to land in Flatiron District by the middle of April, sporting three floors packed with organic products, a café, a juice station, a wine bar, and terrace seating.
My Danoz, a 6,000-square-foot store expected to open at 271 Fifth Ave., will double as an eatery and a fine foods grocery, explained Ridvan Sezer, the store’s owner.
“We promise our neighborhood that it’s going to be the finest gourmet store and coffee shop on Fifth Avenue,” Sezer said.
First thing walking through the door, customers will see the bakery on the left hand side with an assortment of Italian and French breads, said Sezer.
Further in, there will be a café serving Illy coffee, a separate juice bar, a Godiva chocolate counter, a cheese section, a salad bar and organic produce in one corner, said Sezer.
The cafeteria and seating areas will go in on the second floor, where the wine and sushi bar will be located, and additional seating will be on the third floor, said the owner.
Ninety-percent of the merchandise in the store will be organic, he noted.
“Our main goal is to give the community the finest, healthiest, organic food,” said Sezer. “We know that this is unique for this part of the neighborhood.”
Although the store is still under construction, a glimpse inside showed exposed brick walls lined with light wooden shelves, a wooden staircase, and a chandelier on the second floor. The seating area on the top floor overlooks Fifth Avenue.
The store is slated to open in the middle of April, but the wine bar won’t be ready until May because the store is still waiting for its wine and beer license, Sezer said.
During the summer, the staff will be grilling and serving beef and lamb burgers on the terrace, which is accessible through the sushi bar on the second floor, Sezer noted.
The first floor will be open 24 hours, and the second floor will stay open until late, he said.
The name of the store, My Danoz, means parsley in Turkish, the owner noted.
"We like our greens!" Sezer said.