Fear not, Bensonhurst coffee fiends! Our beloved Starbucks location at 1971 86th Street is only closed temporarily.
Multiple neighbors inquired about the store, which closed on July 24 in order to remodel, according to a company spokesperson.
“We’re hoping to reopen the store later this week,” the Starbucks representative said.
The coffee shop at 86th Street and 20th Avenue — like most Starbuckses — is somehow always packed with young people working on their laptops and is a popular meeting spot in the neighborhood. However, since we are in Bensonhurst, it is also occasionally frequented by pole-wielding lunatics who smash laptops for sport — so watch out!
We are looking forward to seeing the new design. In the meantime, Frappuccino addicts will have to make due with the Starbucks location in Caesar’s Bay Shopping Center and the one at 6423 18th Avenue. If you are simply looking for a quiet place to get work done, you may want to check out Caffe Bene on 18th Avenue and our round up of six more free WiFi hotspots in the neighborhood.