Greene Grape Annex Coming Next Month, Serving Blue Bottle Coffee to Fort Greene

It will look a little better when it's completed. Photo: Hugh Merwin

The owners of Brooklyn’s Greene Grape and Greene Grape Provisions have been busy: They’ve just released their own cloud-based, iPad checkout register system, which is already in use at 70 spots across the country; next month they’ll open Greene Grape Annex (or just "Annex," if you prefer it short), a very small coffee shop located across Fulton Street from Provisions. The narrow space was most recently the home of Marquet Fine Pastries.

It will look a little better when it's completed. Photo: Hugh Merwin

Annex will be open early morning to snag commuters headed for the train and will churn out cappuccinos throughout the day — and the shop will sell Blue Bottle. Co-owner Amy Bennett tells us Provisions manager (and coffee nut) Mike Hayes will oversee the drinks, and that Provisions general manager Sabrina Meinhardt will eventually play a role in the small shop’s food selection, which will be made in a much larger space — a commercial kitchen located behind the storefront.

The kitchen will supply the prepared foods for the grocery store; the space is literally being built out by Boris Ginet, a chef who worked at Choice Greene, and Jonn Carlson. "Boris is designing a kitchen from a chef’s point of view," says Bennett, adding that it makes her happy to let her creative team steer the project. "It’s been a labor of love, this whole thing. It’s about setting up a canvas for them to work with." Greene Grape Annex will open sometime next month.

Greene Grape Annex, 680 Fulton Street, nr. S. Portland Ave., Fort Greene