Coming soon to Long Beach: Beach Buds Doggy Day Care (164 E. Park Avenue). It’s a boutique daycare for socialization and playtime. For those who have been using Beach Buds already, don’t worry, dog walking and in home pet sitting are still being offered. Eventually they will expand to group training classes as well.
Derek, the owner, says he’s aiming for a late October opening. In the meantime, you can check them out at FACEBOOK for updates. The website should be up soon, which will have prices and more information. From a personal standpoint, I find this completely awesome and I wish Derek all the luck in the world. I’ve been posting about his service since 2010!!!, so it’s great seeing him expand into a storefront. Good luck, Derek!!
UPDATE: So I am not sure if this is an official Starbucks, or one of those ‘Barnes & Noble- situations’ where they serve Starbucks Coffee and products, but operate as their own cafe. Just sayin….
The Allegria Hotel (80 W. Broadway) is getting a Starbucks. This is very close to the Gentle Brew location on the boardwalk. Just up National Blvd from the hotel you’ll find another Starbucks on Park Avenue, which is near the Stop & Shop center where there’s another Starbucks inside the grocery store, plus Dunkin’ Donuts is hidden somewhere in that center. Not too far from all that is the main Gentle Brew location, but if you go across the street and east two blocks you’ll find Coffee Nut. Yep. We love our coffee in Long Beach. What was I talking about again? Oh yeah, this:
(Thank you to the person who sent me these photos!)
International Food Festival Celebration @ St. Mary of the Isles (August 13th)
Pigment Removal Class hosted by Susan Patashny (August 16th). [PLEASE NOTE: An advanced trainer needs models for a tattoo removal training. If you have permanent make up or a small body tattoo you are not happy with please contact Susan (516)889-3962.]
“Hey Anthony, I haven’t seen any posts on this place yet. I ate here when I first moved to LB about 12 yrs ago and it’s been vacant ever since. Island Thyme….South East corner of Beech and New York Ave”
A quick google search gave me this: www.islandthymelbny.com. The menu looks really great! I don’t have any other info, but I cannot wait to try it out!
Acai Bowls & Beyond: Long Island Superbowls is coming to Long Beach at 250 W. Park Avenue (old Zamboni location). They should be open within the next week or even sooner. One of the owners is a local Long Beach resident and they’re very excited to bring delicious Acai Bowls to our city by the sea!
Liddle Bites Play Cafe (132 E. Park Avenue) is now open! I’m going to just come out and say it: Liddle Bites is awesome! As a dad of toddlers; I know all about these places. I’ve been to them all. While they’re all unique in their own way, I am pleased to say Long Beach now has the best. It’s not because Liddle Bites has the freshest coat of paint, it’s the types of toys, nooks and experience it has to offer.
There you’ll find a life-sized doll house, a play cupcake shop, dress clothes, wooden houses, a ball-filled rocket along with a plethora of unique toys that even peaks the interest of adults (like me!). There are lots of tables for crafts, games and snacks. I love the 50’s style diner in the front.
Liddle Bites also sells various drinks [coffee, water, juice, etc], snacks and some toys. Forgot food for your hungry child? You can order from John Henry’s, which currently appears to be just a kid’s menu, but an adult menu is soon to follow.
Ingrid Ceniceros, the owner was telling me how every week they have a new theme. Last week it was puzzles; currently it’s Color By Numbers. It’s tough to say what age group this place is geared towards. For toddlers and younger, it’s absolutely perfect, but Ingrid said how she noticed older kids having fun there too.
If you have a child and haven’t been there yet, seriously check it out. You can find all the information you want, including pricing on the website. We bought a ten pack the first day we went, as my oldest wants to go to Liddle Bites everyday.