It’s hard to believe, but our Park Avenue shop has, as of today, been open for five years. On Christmas Eve 2006, we opened our doors to a small handful of customers that, through many growing pains, changes, and improvements, stuck with us and grew into the line-out-the-door family you see every morning and afternoon. We’re grateful to everyone that has bought so much as a mini-cookie at this shop, we’d be nothing without you, and you push us to be better.
And I don’t think it would be too much bragging to say that we have improved quite a bit in the last five years. There was a time before our latte art looked like anything particularly pretty. There was a time before single-origin, made-to-order coffee and multiple brew-methods. There was a time when most of our pastries came from outside vendors. What has allowed us to constantly make both slight improvements and wholesale changes (besides of course our wonderful, open-minded customers; I can’t suck up to you folks enough that it would exceed how appreciative we actually are) is a staff of baristas, managers, and chefs who work hard, work as a team, and push themselves to learn new skills and perfect old ones. We’ve had many employees come and go (such is the nature of service jobs in NYC), but if you’ve ever worked a shift at Gregorys, you’ve made a difference to us.
So thanks again (and again and again). Here’s to another five years in which we learn as many wonderful new things as we have in the first five.
We hope you’re having as much fun as we are. The Gregorys Fam.