The first commercial business at Essex Crossing opens for business next week.
The GrandLo Cafe, a social enterprise coffee shop run by Grand Street Settlement, will make a soft debut next Monday, March 12. It’s located at 178 Broome St., just to the east of Clinton Street. Next week’s limited hours will be 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. before a grand opening March 19.
Grand Street Settlement is the lead community partner in Essex Crossing, the 1.9 million square foot project in the former Seward Park Urban Renewal Area. The cafe will serve as a community gathering spot and as a workforce training center for neighborhood youth. They’re serving Counter Culture coffee and pastries from Brick City Baking Co.
In the same building, Grand Street Settlement is running a senior center. There will also be a medical center run by NYU Langone.