Porchetta.Hog quietly opened on East Fifth Street just east of Second Avenue back in May... And by the beginning of September, they were temporarily closed, as Slum Goddess first noted.
Apparently that "temporary" is more permanent. Yesterday, a new bakery opened in its place. We stopped by, and found about eight kinds of bread baked on the premises and a few trays of cookies... The young man working didn't know much about what was happening here. He rather sheepishly admitted that he didn't even know the name of the place. Maybe something with a G?
It was as if the new owner had his nephew watch the place for 5 minutes while he ran an errand...
As far as we could gather for now, the place will sell bread and cookies and eventually add more items, such as sandwiches...
And we bought a baguette of sorts ... for $1, which may not have been the right price. (He had a sheet of paper with prices in his pocket ...) But the bread was very good. And we'd go back.
Thanks to @SarahMShaker for the tip.
Updated 10:09 a.m.
Eater has a few more details, including their hours: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. And the name: Ballaro.