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A new café and a gourmet takeout shop is coming to the Bronxville train station, MTA Metro-North Railroad announced today.
New York City restaurateur and Bronxville resident Guglielmo Mattielo proposes to offer freshly-prepared Italian coffees and gourmet foods for commuters and locals to take out throughout the day, including lunches and dinners. He will cater from the space as well.
Mr. Mattiello, who also owns and operates a well-known Italian restaurant in Manhattan’s Flatiron neighborhood, Via Emilia, has offered to pay rent of $42,000 a year for the 665-square-foot Bronxville space with 3% increases each year for the 10-year term.
The board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority approved the terms of the deal Wednesday and authorized the MTA to enter into a lease. It will be several months before the café opens.
He had the best proposal among three, including Global Java LLC and Green Leaf Café, received in response to a recent request for proposals advertised by the MTA’s Real Estate Department.
Doing business as “Moe International, Inc.,” the cafe will occupy the storefront formerly known as Commuter Cleaners, which closed in January of 2009.