Birch Coffee, the java joint's second outpost that opened a couple weeks ago. This spot, located at 56 Seventh Avenue, serves some pastries, muffins and other items from local bakeries, which guests can enjoy on one of a few stools in the tiny space. But that's not the only news in store for this mini-chain - the owners have announced that a new, bigger location is coming down the pipeline. Stay tuned for more updates on the new locale.
Another small chain that just announced expansion plans is Pie Face, which plans to open it's third and largest location near Penn Station on February 19. The Aussie business hopes to roll out eight shops in Manhattan by this summer - who knew that NYC dwellers would have such a taste for meat pies. Look for the opening at 469 Seventh Avenue.