Veni, Vidi, Venti! Starbucks Reconquers Second Avenue

IMG_8067Nicole Guzzardi

Well, looky here: the Starbucks on Second Avenue and Ninth Street got its outdoor seating back.

The Department of Consumer Affairs shuttered the location for a few days in May due to what Starbucks described as an “administrative oversight” in renewing a sidewalk cafe license. The location had to go all summer without outdoor seats.

Meanwhile, according to Community Board 3’s November agenda, the Starbucks at 49 1/2 First Avenue is seeking “new revocable consent to install, maintain and use four benches on the sidewalks of the southwest corner of First Avenue and East Third Street.” There are currently three outdoor benches at the corner.