QUEENS — A popular Kew Gardens coffee shop is slated to reopen in the next few weeks under new management after 4 months of renovations.
The coffee shop at 82-60 Austin St., just next to the Kew Gardens Long Island Rail Road station — previously known as Odradeks, — will reopen by the end of December or early January as Espresso Café, the owners said.
Odradeks announced in July that it was going to close after 4 years in business. Shortly after that, new owners purchased the space and initially kept it open, but later closed it for renovations.
The makeover, they said, took longer than expected, due to a long permitting process as well as the Jewish holidays.
The new owners said they want the store to resemble Starbucks coffee shops. Featuring a new Faema coffee machine, a decorated ceiling, porcelain tile floor, a granite counter and painted faux brick walls, the eatery will combine “classic and modern” elements as they hope to attract everyone in the neighborhood, they said.
In addition to several types of coffee, the shop will also offer bagels and muffins for breakfast and salads for lunch. Patrons will also be able to buy fresh, organic juices and cakes as well as ice cream. Free Wi-Fi will be provided, they said.
The coffee shop will be closed on Shabbat.