Profile Update

Business hours
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
Edit profile

Settepani

196 Lenox Avenue, New York, NY 10026

Pioneers of the restaurant scene in Harlem we have been a part of the community for 18 years. Created loving relationships and garnered much love for Harlem, and we seek to share that love through our gift of food.

What do you love about your neighborhood?
I will never forget the day we opened. It was a cold winter day in 2001 and I noticed a line forming. I peeked out and told them that we would open in a few minutes. Someone shouted back “honey, we’ve been waiting for you for 30 years!” It was with that welcome that we opened our doors. We fell in love with our new neighborhood and before long, Harlem was not only where we had our business, but it is where we decided to raise our two children. We made it home.

How have real estate pressures impacted your business in the last 10 years?
We were fortunate because we were able to negotiate a good lease 10 years ago. That gave us a little protection against the dramatic economic pressures we have experienced over the past 10 years. But times have changed, we are now re-negotiating our lease with a new owner. The future is uncertain and may be challenging.

What do you expect the impact(s) of the Love Your Local grant funding to be on your business?
Over the past 18 years, we have built our infrastructure and become a fixture of Lenox Avenue. Through the Harlem “discovery” years and recent economic slump, we have remained flexible and resilient. With this investment, we will reinvigorate the business and meet the more recent evolution of our environment.

www.settepani.com

Phone: 917-492-4806