Thank goodness for readers and their juicy tips. Those tips can eventually lead to correct facts. For example, look at our post about a Japanese restaurant opening on Frederick Douglass Blvd. The Winery is opening up the Japanese restaurant. Now the latest tip in is how the owner(s) of bier international in Harlem have taken over the commercial space of where Society Cafe use to be. Society was located on the southeast corner of 114th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd before it closed in 2011.
Apparently the plans for this space on FDB and 114th Street are to keep it as it was, a cafe, where sandwiches and coffee are sold. The other tip is that the place will more than likely be called Cafe Frederick! Not a bad name…right?
Once this new cafe opens, all the commercial space in the Gateway Tower will be filled and another place can be added to the Frederick Douglass Blvd tourist map, a.k.a. restaurant row, which The Daily News reported on recently.
Update: The name of this establishment ended up being named Frederick Cafe Bistro.
Well with the Bier people behind it, the food should be great!
Will the japanese restaurant also be in the Gateway??
@Lynn. No the Japanese Restaurant is being opened by The Winery in The Douglass. Bier international took over Society’s old space which is in the Gateway.
If you want to know what’s happening or need an accurate read about projects in the community, I suggest you contact the Harlem Community Development Corporation @ (212) 961-4100. They’re very helpful and knowledgable about the community.
We just read about this tip on Eater. Has there been any more news about the opening of Cafe Frederick in Harlem? We couldn’t agree more that if Bier International is behind this restaurant, it’s sure to be delicious.