Russian café chain Stolle, which has more than 49 locations in Russia and Europe, is opening its first American shop in Long Island City.
The bakery signed a 10-year lease to set up in a 2,175-square-foot space in the Falchi building, where there are already a number of eateries, including Doughnut Plant and Juice Press.
Much like other tenants in the Falchi building, a converted warehouse at 31-00 47th Ave., Stolle will be divided into a production side and a café.
Stolle was established in Russia in 2002 and is known for its sweet and savory pies. As one of the most diverse counties in the United States, Queens has a variety of foreign eateries and was an attractive choice for the retailer, among other future locations in and around the city.
“We are particularly excited to launch our brand in New York City, where there is a true melting pot and a genuine interest in experiencing other cultures and foods,” said Irina Belska, co-owner of the Bakery Group LLC, the company bringing the Stolle brand to America.
Aaron Fishbein of Winick Realty Group represented Stolle in the transaction, and Dave Tricarico of Cushman & Wakefield represented Jamestown LP, the owner of the Falchi building.