East Haven residents will soon have a new spot in town to share a good cup of coffee with a friend, get a bit of work done on their laptop or sit outside in the warmer weather enjoying a fresh frozen yogurt.
After months of planning and negotiations the rental agreement to secure and lease out the now vacant 1,635-square-foot space next to the U.S. Post Office in the Trolley Square Plaza for the coffee shop has just been signed.
'It's A Go'
Richard Cordeiro, a Guilford resident who is opening the new cafe along with a business partner, called East Haven Patch on Monday to report the good news.
'It's a go," Cordeiro said of the project.
He added that he had just put up the "Coming Soon" sign at the spot.
Spring Opening Date
With the lease now signed, Cordeiro said the focus will now shift to getting the work done to convert the space into the cafe.
That is expected to kick off soon, but will still take some eight to nine weeks to complete, he said.
"We're looking at the beginning of April, maybe the 1st to the 15th, in there, for opening," he told East Haven Patch.
Coffee, Yogurt & iPads
The shop will not only feature quality coffee drinks, but also a self-serve area for frozen yogurt.
The plans for the cafe include an area for outdoor seating on the street side of the building and state-of-the-art wireless internet access — as well as iPads mounted into some of the shop's counter tops.
And Cordeiro has said he also plans to offer discounts to senior citizens, as well.
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