Birch Coffee Opens Second Location on UWS



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Birch Coffee has inked a deal for 1,200 square feet of prime Upper West Side commercial real estate.

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The new space will be Birch Coffee’s second New York location following its first inside the Gershwin Hotel at 5 East 27th Street. The space features boldly painted walls, a popular second floor library, and often sightings of Chelsea Clinton who noted that it was her favorite coffee in a recent piece in Vogue.

“For its second Manhattan location, Birch Coffee required a location that was high-profile and high-traffic – but with a feel that embodied neighborhood and community,” said broker Kyle Allen of Thor High Street Advisors in a prepared statement. “The Upper West Side’s laid back, sophisticated vibe, specifically the Columbus Avenue area just steps from the Park, makes this an ideal match.”

The coffeehouse and neighborhood hang-out, wedged between 96th and 97th Street on Columbus, will include a craft beer bar serving locally harvest beer and a community library similar to their first shop.

Birch Coffee was initially found in 2009 with an emphasis on sustainability, locally-grown produce and harvesting, and green working practices. As an extension of those principles, Birch Coffee donates a percentage of their sales to the Falling Whistles, an organization campaigning for peace in the Congo, and Bidawee, a non-kill shelter in Midtown that promotes loving and long-term relationships between people and companion animals.