Press 195 in Plainview Set to Open in Mid-April; Get a Sneak Peek Inside

Press 195, the sandwich shop specializing in hot pressed sandwiches and whose pressed knish sammies were touted by The New York Times, is getting ready to open its new location in Plainview very soon. According to co-owner Brian Karp, they are just waiting for a permit and then they can start serving their signature sandwiches. He says they want to make sure everything is just right and if all goes as planned they will have a soft opening starting mid-April.

“You only have one chance to make a good first impression,” Karp told in a phone interview recently.

Along with co-owners Chris Evans, John Annechino and John Stasinopolous, Karp has two other locations of Press 195; one in Bayside, Queens and another in Rockville Centre.

He says this location will be on par menu-wise with the others with some options coming soon for their more health-conscious patrons.

“We might have further additions including salads and more breadless options,” he said.

While the menu in Plainview will have the same core as their other locations, Karp said they will make adjustments along the way.

“It will be shaped by our customer base,” he said. “As we learn the neighborhood and learn what they like to eat.”

Press 195 Plainview

Interior of Press 195 in Plainview. Photo: Courtesy of Brian Karp.

Press 195 will have table service with around 70 seats in the  dining room and a full service bar that can accommodate 12. The bar has four televisions. They also have a small party room that can be used for dining or for a private party that will hold about 35 people.

Press 195 is going into the former Prime Burger Bar space at 1048 Old Country Road in Morton Village Plaza.

Karp said they are excited to open. They searched for just the right location and found Plainview to be a choice spot after exploring the community before inking a deal there. After looking for two years the owners found a community they felt like they would be welcome in and comfortable with themselves.

“We are a community-based restaurant,” Karp said. “We work best when community is part of our culture. That’s where it becomes a special place.”

Press 195 Plainview

Interior of Press 195 in Plainview. Photo: Courtesy of Brian Karp.

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