This just in from Church Street! The ideally located, and strikingly cavernous space at 32 Church Street will be the new home of Café Amici Montclair.
The restaurant is owned by Carmine Fanco, and operated by his son Albert Franco, who has been in the restaurant business for ten years. If the name Café Amici rings a bell, that’s because the Franco family also operates the thriving, Italian influenced, Café Aminci in Ho-Ho-Kus.
Albert Franco also owned Café Amici in Wyckoff, since 2002, and has recently sold the spact to his nephew, to open this location in Montclair. They are confident and optimistic about opening shop in Montclair. According to Albert, “We look forward to the cultural diversity that Montclair has to offer, and I think our menu appeals to many tastes.”
Café Amici Montclair is due to open the week before Labor Day, and will essentially be a duplicate of the Ho-Ho-Kus location, offering an eclectic menu in a sleek, contemporary, urban atmosphere.
The kitchen will be headed up by Montclair resident, Chef Marco Damico.
The space was formerly occupied by 32 Church, which papered its door and windows this past May.