Wednesday, December 12, 2007
Donuts Coffee Shop to Close Soon
The Donuts Coffee Shop, on 5th Avenue near Union St, will be closing at end of the month. This place and it's neighbor Beso will be incorporated into the Associated grocery store when it expands. Big plans, people. More. Bigger. Better.
The Coffee Shop is in a limbo state now, between what has been and what will be. When I passed it there were 8 donuts for sale and the store was utterly silent, but still radiating that warm glow of orange. A young woman working there told me of how the shop was opened by her uncle 32 years ago. When her family arrived from Greece, they had 2 job options; the coffee shop business or construction. Her father went into construction and her uncle, coffee.
She said she hoped to undertake a new enterprise of some kind in Astoria, where she lives. All the best to her and her family, and good luck with what will be. I hope the warmth and coziness of that lovely orange and the sweetness of a giant round Coca Cola sign carry over into the next act of her life.
I'm glad I got to take some pictures of the shop because it's beautiful and welcoming, even with only 8 donuts for sale.