City Bakery sadly closed their Birdbath Green Bakery back in August. They had kept the same signage and green storefront as Vesuvio Bakery, which was originally opened in 1920. And now that original bakery is back up and running in the same space!
City Bakery founder Maury Rubin had taken over the space at 160 Prince Street in 2009, after it had sat empty following the death of Anthony Dapolito, the second generation of the family that opened Vesuvio’s in 1920.
And now, according to Eater, Adam Block of PRINT Restaurant (in Hell’s Kitchen) decided to bring the bakery back after he asked permission from Dapolito’s family. And with some renovations, he brought it back to all its former glory.
Their new baker Sofia Schlieben has also recreated beloved items like Vesuvio’s baguettes, bread sticks and pignoli cookies, and is also putting their own twist on new, fresh bread flavors like fig and hazelnut, plus sourdough.
They’ll be serving the same breads, sandwiches and Italian pastries and desserts, plus coffee drinks of course!
Nice to see another bit of Old New York making a comeback.
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