Coffee people, your attention please. This is the site of the Intelligentsia Coffee?the first New York City location of the insanely popular Chicago coffee chain?that's coming to West Chelsea this spring. It's coming to the former Desmond Tutu Center on 10th Avenue, which is on its way to becoming the 60-room boutique The Highline Hotel. The team from the hotel tells Eater it should be ready May 1 (and that, in fact, a large, churchy banquet hall and several meeting rooms are open and booking events), while Intelligentsia will likely make its first step into the New York market by mid-May.
When it opens, Intelligentsia will be located in the hotel's lobby but accessible to the public of course, switching over to bar service in the evenings.
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