Get ready, Brooklynites! A brand new cafe is coming to Cadman Plaza Park in Downtown Brooklyn, and it’s going to be absolutely amazing. The NYC Parks Department is currently accepting proposals from businesses interested in setting up shop in the circa 1950s concrete maintenance building near Cadman Plaza West and Tillary Street.
The chosen concessionaire, who must have experience in the food service industry, will be tasked with turning the current structure into a cafe that adds to the ambiance of the park and provides a much-needed amenity to park goers. And the best part? The successful bidder will be able to expand the current 450-square-foot building and add tables, chairs, and umbrellas, as well as seating on the surrounding lawn if decking is installed and on the park’s center oval (pending Parks’ approval, of course).
But that’s not all! The twin building opposite the cafe site will also be converted into a comfort station at some point in the future, so there will be a place to freshen up after all that caffeine. And if you’re feeling a little tipsy, don’t worry – the cafe will be able to sell alcohol “to complement the food service,” as long as they get a license from the State Liquor Authority.
So if you’re a business owner with a passion for coffee (or alcohol) and a love for all things Brooklyn, this is the opportunity of a lifetime. Don’t miss out – proposals are due on February 15. We can’t wait to see what amazing new cafe will be coming to Cadman Plaza Park!