CONCOURSE — The long-awaited Italian coffee and pastry shop Palombo will officially open in the South Bronx on Tuesday afternoon.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., along with other business and community leaders, will cut the ribbon for the new Palombo bakery at 1 p.m. on Tuesday at 103-107 East 161st St., the location of a former Burger King.
The cafe has been on Arthur Avenue for several years, and the menu at its new location right by Yankee Stadium will include Italian cookies, pizzas, cannolis, pies, pastries, cakes and coffee.
Palombo originally set up shop in the small Italian town of Esperia in 1897 and opened up its original Bronx location on Allerton Avenue in the early 1940s. It has signed a 25-year lease for its new site and had its soft opening there about a week ago, according to Barry Nissen, the real estate broker who put the deal together.