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We had a chat with Lovie Pignata, resident of the Pelham Parkway area who is trying to get a storefront at Brady Court rezoned back to commercial so that she can open up Morris Perk, a cafe that offers so much more than your simple cup of joe.
The storefront in question was once a diner owned by Robert Abrams’ parents, former Bronx Borough President from 1970-1979 and from 1979 until 1993 served as the New York State Attorney General. Since the space has been empty for so long, it has gone back to its original residential zoning so now Pignata has to convince City Planning and Zoning as well as Community Board 11 members to change the zoning to allow for the cafe.
‘An artist and small business owner promoting the beauty of the Bronx.’
In her own words, Lovie Pignata tells us her story:
Morris Perk will provide superior coffee and espresso beans from around the globe, roasted locally and brewed and sold in our store. Morris Perk also offers a selection of coffee shop favorites like bagels and pastries, homemade lemonade, as well as daily specials for breakfast, lunch and afternoon snacks. We are dedicated to the Bronx’s diverse and changing customers and their needs. From the local school children, to the commuters leaving the Bronx for the day, as well as the senior citizen community, Morris Perk intends on being flexible in their offerings to accommodate our customers and the community that surrounds us. Morris Perk is dedicated to utilizing as many local Bronx vendors, employees & products as possible.
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