Oren’s Opens Flagship in Times Sq, Joe Launches “Kart”
Got a bunch of coffee news for those of you looking for a morning pick me up… Oren’s has expanded to Times Square! They recently opened a new store on Broadway (between 40th+41st) which they’re calling their “flagship” (whatever that means!) Whatever it’s called I bet anyone cash money that they’ll be running out of frozen yogurt come summer-time.
But that’s not the only coffee news, Joe the Art of Coffee in Grand Central is trying to help out their extreme line situation with a coffee cart!
Ever since they opened in June 2009, my morning coffee is strictly Joe’s, I can’t cheat on them. I even know what kind of line to expect at what time. For example, something happens between 9:01 and 9:07 that causes it to double in size. And yesterday, I was expecting that line until I noticed that Joe has decided to place a coffee cart outside the store during the morning rush. The “Joe Kart” is located closer to Lexington Avenue, on the other side of the Grand Central Market door, and it’s self-serve for regular coffee only. They also have a selection of the morning pastries for purchase. If you wish to get an espresso-based drink or tea, you’ll still need to head to the main store- but those of us willing to settle for the basics will be getting to work much faster.