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Illy caffe hosts in-store party

To celebrate the opening of its North American flagship café and retail store in San Francisco, global coffee brand illy caffe hosted a dessert party

On March 22, illy caffé, the world's most global coffee brand, hosted an aperitivo and decadent dessert party to celebrate the opening of its North American Flagship café and retail shop. The flagship, located within the historic Mills Building, marks the seventh illy caffé in San Francisco and the largest location to date in North America.

Guests celebrated the opening of the flagship café with an event designed by Colin Cowie Lifestyle that included inspired illy coffee cocktails, Italian beverages, and passed bites as well as a special photo booth showcasing work of James Rosenquist. 

On behalf of its customers and to commemorate the event, illy was proud to support La Cocina and San Francisco’s Taste of the Nation for No Kid Hungry.

Notable attendees included Andrea Illy (Chairman of illy Caffé), Barry Sheldon (‎President & COO of illy Caffé North America), Kindah Khalidy (artist), and Lorenzo Ortona (Consul General of Italy in San Francisco), and more.

The flagship illy caffé store is located at 220 Montgomery Street, San Francisco, California.

PHOTO CREDIT: Drew Altizer

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