Zharko Palushaj, general manager at Tre Monte in Troy, plans to open La Strada Dolci e Caffe, a European-style coffee shop in Birmingham, according to DBusiness.
The café is set to open in the 3,000-square-foot space that previously housed Found Objects designer clothing shop. La Strada will feature an upscale atmosphere including tuxedoed baristas, marble tabletops, and a white marble bar. The renovation comes with a hefty $300,000 price tag. The Birmingham City Commission approved Palushaj's bistro license on April 13, reports Downtown Publications.
Palushaj tells DBusiness that the 50-seat eatery will offer fresh-squeezed juices, pastries, meats and cheeses, sandwiches, pizzas, gelato, and Italian desserts in addition to specialty coffees. The owner is also pursuing a coveted liquor license for champagne and wine service.