New Yorkers may have to bid adieu to one of their favorite French bakeries.
The Commercial Observer has reported that the French company — which currently has 15 shops around the city serving French baked goods, lunches, coffee and more — is attempting to get out of leases for all of its New York locations.
Apparently they are already in negotiations to exit two of their Manhattan spots (they didn’t say which neighborhoods), and it is part of larger plan to let all of them go in the coming months. Though a few have outdoor space, most are centered indoors and have been closed since March due to the pandemic.
The Observer‘s source also said that the company decided not to invest in delivery and takeout options, since their main customers are office workers and tourists, who of course will likely not be seen around the city in droves for a long time.
Time will tell of course if this news is confirmed, but we can already say we will miss grabbing a coffee and a pain au chocolat from the lovely Flatiron location!
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