The Durst Organization Announces New Retailers At Sven At Queens Plaza

Pueblo Querido Coffee and ACA Acupuncture and Wellness Joining Finback Brewery in Premier Long Island City Residential Tower 

The Durst Organization announced today that Pueblo Querido Coffee Roasters and ACA Acupuncture and Wellness (ACA) will open new locations at Sven, the iconic 71-story residential tower in Long Island City, which incorporates the best of sustainable design, health and wellness, and technology. Pueblo Querido and ACA join a specialty retail environment at Sven including Finback Brewery, which will open a microbrewery and taproom this month.

“Residents at Sven have the best of New York at their fingertips, and now they’ll have some of the best coffee right at their doorstep and easy access to health and wellness treatments,” said Jody Durst, President of The Durst Organization. “We look forward to welcoming Pueblo Querido and ACA Acupuncture and Wellness to Sven.”

Pueblo Querido, founded in 2015 by Christian Felipe Guzman Herrera, is a culinary and coffee adventure celebrating Colombia and its rich contribution to the coffee tradition. The New York-based roasting company will occupy 1,912 square feet on the building’s ground floor. The new shop at Sven will be Pueblo Querido’s fifth location in New York City and the first in Queens. In addition to fair trade organic coffee and fresh roasted beans, Pueblo Querido will also offer Colombian delicacies such as arepas de choclo (flat corn cakes), pandebono (yuca-based sweet buns with cheese) and empanadas that are baked from scratch throughout the day. Pueblo Querido will be open Monday to Friday 6:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sunday 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

“We became famous for using only the best ingredients for our pastries, the best Colombian single origin organic coffee, and for the friendliest customer service that will always make you feel like family,” said

Christian Felipe Guzman Herrera, founder Pueblo Querido Coffee Roasters. “We chose The Durst Organization’s Sven for our newest location because it perfectly aligns with our vision for creating an inviting space where coffee, culture, and community come together. This is a dynamic and vibrant part of Queens, making it the perfect place for us to showcase the best in Colombia’s coffee, heritage, and cuisine.”

ACA, one of the leading Chinese medicine practices in the United States, will occupy 1,803 square feet on the building’s ground floor. Known for its team of highly accomplished Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) practitioners, this will be ACA’s ninth location in the tri-state area. For more than twenty years, ACA clinics have offered cutting-edge, high-quality acupuncture and TCM and worked to bridge the gap between TCM and conventional medicine.

“We love the welcoming space at Sven,” said Dr. Li Ma, Managing Acupuncturist at ACA Acupuncture and Wellness. “Our commitment is to bring the health benefits of acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine to a broader audience, and this Long Island City outpost at Sven perfectly aligns with this mission.”

Sven, the second tallest tower in Queens, opened in early 2022 and leased-up in just one year. Its ideal location with access to eight subway lines, unique design, and 50,000 square feet of amenities and sustainability features have made it one of the most sought-after addresses in New York City. The building features 958 apartments and was designed by Handel Architects.

Environmental responsibility and resident wellness are woven throughout the building’s design, construction, operations, and management. It is the first multi-family building in the world to achieve the highest possible LEED rating: LEEDv4 BD+C: NC Platinum Certified. Amenities include a landscaped outdoor terrace with swimming pool, resident lounges, two-level library, expansive fitness center, game rooms, tot spot playroom, party room with chef’s kitchen, and movie theater.

The team of Richard Kave, Brad Schwarz and JP Sutro from Lee & Associates represented The Durst Organization, Pueblo Querido Coffee Roasters and ACA Acupuncture and Wellness.

About the Durst Organization
The Durst Organization, founded in 1915 by Joseph and Rose Durst, is the owner, manager and builder of 13 million square feet of premier Manhattan office towers and over three million square feet of residential rental properties, with 3,400 rental apartments built and several thousand units in the pipeline. The Durst Organization is recognized as a world leader in the development of high-performance and environmentally advanced commercial and residential buildings where people live, work and thrive.

About Pueblo Querido Coffee Roasters

Pueblo Querido is a family business from the heart of the coffee region in Calarca, Colombia. The coffee roaster is focused on providing the finest fresh coffee with unique and special features, sharing the coffee culture and passion from its origins, and ensuring fair trade coffee traceable from the plant in the heart of the coffee field to its clients. It seeks to support Latin American small businesses and meet the needs of customers with high-quality products from small coffee farms. Pueblo Querido’s goal is to be the best quality roasting company in terms of freshness and environmental sensitivity, working hard with integrity to make its coffee farmers and customers happy everyday.

About ACA Acupuncture and Wellness

ACA Acupuncture & Wellness is a traditional Chinese medicine practice that aims to provide a “true Chinese medical system” for the treatment and prevention of diseases, benefiting people worldwide. In recent years, Chinese medicine has gained popularity and has shown undeniable results in many medical studies globally. ACA’s goal is to be a leader in integrated medicine, bridging the gap between TCM and conventional medicine. All our locations are headed by highly qualified and professionally trained acupuncturists to deliver the best holistic care. With TCM being widely recognized as part of medical treatments, many health insurance policies now cover acupuncture treatments for various conditions.