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PLG Coffee House Up for Sale as Owners Plan to Leave for Ireland

 The owners of the PLG Coffee House and Tavern at 499 Rogers Ave. have put the eatery up for sale, they said.
The owners of the PLG Coffee House and Tavern at 499 Rogers Ave. have put the eatery up for sale, they said.
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DNAinfo/Rachel Holliday Smith

PROSPECT-LEFFERTS GARDENS — One of the neighborhood’s most popular coffee shops will cease operations by the end of the year, its owners said, but may reopen under new management.

The owners of the PLG Coffee House and Tavern (formerly Gratitude Cafe) — husband and wife pair Richard Otto and Annalisa Riordan — say they plan to move back to her native Ireland soon and are looking to sell the Rogers Avenue eatery.

In a Facebook post, the pair said they hope to find a new owner for the cafe that “has become our second home,” they wrote.

“Before we attempt to sell the café through a broker or real estate agency, we are putting it out there with the hope of finding a local family or entrepreneur who is interested in sustaining with love, and a bit of obsession, the thriving café we have created,” the March 29 message read.

The cafe has been open since 2014, serving sandwiches, salads, soup, coffee and snacks at Rogers Avenue and Midwood Street in Prospect-Lefferts Gardens. The spot has become a popular, family-friendly hangout and an “anchor of Rogers Avenue,” the couple said.

“We wanted a neighborhood place, nestled within the community, that focused on people. We are so proud and honored to be apart of the café and PLG, and so full of gratitude for the community that helped build it,” the couple wrote.

The PLG Coffee House and Tavern is located at 499 Rogers Ave.