July 31, 2015 By Michael Florio
Caffé Bene, a multinational coffee giant with more than 1,600 locations in a dozen countries, will be opening its first café in Jackson Heights this fall.
The new cafe will be located at 80-27 37th Ave., and is expected to open during the first week of October, according to a Caffe Bene spokesman.
The location was previously Prima donna, a jewelry and accessory store.
The franchise owner, who did not want to provide his name, said the population mix is what prompted him to open in Jackson Heights.
“It is a densely populated area and ethnically diverse,” he said. “That is exactly the type of neighborhood that a coffee shop would appeal to.”
Caffe Bene has an aggressive growth plan, with the Jackson Heights location just one of several slated to open in Queens. Branches in Elmhurst, Flushing and Forest Hills are also “coming soon”, according to its website.
Caffé Bene has already opened several Queens locations in the past two years, such as in Sunnyside, Bayside and Astoria.