The Real Deal New York

At the Desk of: David Firestein

The retail king on his foray as a Caribbean restaurateur and biking through Cuba
By Claire Moses | September 14, 2015 04:34PM

From the September issue: Next time you order a grande-half-caf-soy-vanilla latte, say a quiet thanks to David Firestein.

The managing partner of the Shopping Center Group brought the city’s first Starbucks to the Upper West Side more than 20 years ago, and he’s placed more than 200 Manhattan locations for the chain since. [more]