A new coffee shop is set to open in an up and coming area of the borough.
‘Filtered’, a coffee shop and eatery located at 2430 3rd Avenue, between East 134th Street and 3rd Avenue, is ready to officially open its doors to the public on Saturday, April 2.
Along with coffee, of course, the shop will serve different types of tea and hot chocolate, as well as danish and pastries, including bagels and yogurt.
Sandwiches will be offered in the near future. Free WiFi is also in the plan.
Filtered focus on open mic and spoken word performances to bring arts and culture to the area.
The coffee shop is owned by Aaron Baird and Karen Paul, who also own three other coffee shop locations in Manhattan, including another Filtered, located at 1616 Amsterdam Avenue near City College.
“It’s all about providing coffee and great service to our customers,” said Baird, a former barista who has specialized in opening coffee shops in Manhattan with Paul for the last five years.
“Karen and I have had a great working relationship and we know that this is an interesting location that will bring us success and satisfy our customers.”
Baird is familiar with the area, as, over the years, he has made friends and connections with residents who live in the Clocktower Building on 20 Bruckner Boulevard.
He said that this Bronx location will provide the business with more space than any of the other three locations in Manhattan.
One of the Filtered’s biggest supporters is Keith Rubenstein, founder of Somerset Partners, which, along with the Chetrit Group, purchased two Harlem River waterfront properties located just a few blocks away from the coffee shop, where both groups intend to build the Piano District high risers.
Filtered’s soft grand opening will take place on Friday, April 1, followed by the official grand opening on Saturday, April 2, which will include free coffee, mug decorating workshops, photographers and live music.