Back in January, we first reported that 9th St. Bakery, which has been around since 1926, will have to close due to a huge rent hike ... and a downturn in business.
EVG reader Dave M. from 13th St. originally told us the sad news. He provided an update from Oleg, who has owned the bakery with his wife Tetyana since the 1990s.
The bakery is currently on a month-to-month lease with the landlord, who will give them 30-days notice when he needs to terminate. It is not known whether the landlord is actively seeking a new tenant at this time. So Oleg thinks there is a good bet that the bakery may last the summer into the fall.
Good news for now, anyway.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Reader report: 9th St. Bakery is closing after 87 years (59 comments)
For further reading:
After 87 Years, Saying Goodbye to Ninth Street Bakery in the East Village (The Village Voice)
9th Street Bakery (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)
My Mom and Pop: 9th Street Bakery (Off the Grid)
[At the shop in 1960, courtesy of Mort Zachter via the Voice]