Monday, July 8, 2013

Something Sweet space for rent on First Avenue


[Photo by Blue Glass]

"Space available" signs went up Friday at the former home of Something Sweet on First Avenue at East 11th Street.

The family-owned bakery had been closed since last July. There had been a variety of issues, from problems with the landlord to health-related concerns for a family member.

The owners tired to revive the business back in the spring... and were hopeful that they would be able to reopen with new investors and updated business model.

However, at the very last minute, we understand that the landlord came forward with two other potential tenants, both willing to pay $11,000 a month for the space — out of reach for a new Something Sweet. There was an auction here in late spring...



Given the for rent signs, it's apparent that the space is still up for grabs.


[Photo by Blue Glass]

We also heard that the landlord is specifically seeking some type of chain for the space.

And it's a tough time here for longtime family-run bakeries here. The 9th St. Bakery closed for good on June 9.

Updated:
Some of the information about future rent/tenants that we received turned out to be inaccurate. We crossed out those sections.

Previously on EV Grieve:
Something Sweet still looking for help to revive its beloved business

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Another chain store? When are the plans for a "mall-like roof over Manhattan" being unveiled...

Anonymous said...

@anon 8:55 If that means refuge from these summer afternoon storms, I'm all for it!

Gojira said...

RIP those chocolate truffle buttons...

And that's an awfully small storefront for a chain.

vzabuser said...

That was a great lil' bakery (survived on the runoff from Venerios and De Robertis). They had a great display near the register- a baggie holding Cheerios was labelled "Bagel seeds"!

Anonymous said...

Sad to hear they have closed for good. The women who worked at the counter were fun to talk to and were always delighted when I came into the bakery with a friend from Italy.

Mall of America, Jr said...

That corner's sure got potential as The Place for Fun™!

Giovanni said...

I'm kinda hoping for something different, like a Dunkin Donuts with a nail salon in the back, or FroYo place that also does foot massages, or maybe a Citibank branch with a Chinese takeout kitchen, anything to save some time!

Anonymous said...

It appears to me that if a business wants to thrive anywhere in Manhattan they need to adapt to the times.

I sure will miss those truffle buttons

"Change before you have to." - Jack Welch

HippieChick said...

So sad. They had the best linzer tart cookies and apple turnovers in town. Between losing the 9th Street Bakery and this, I am at a loss to find a bakery when I need a cookie fix. Moishe's, yeah, but not that great. And Birdbath or whatever the hell its name is way too hipster for me, though they do have excellent pain au chocolat...which they insist on calling chocolate croissants.

Anonymous said...

De Roberti has some good cookies, especially the pignoli and the chocolate cookies with hazelnuts...
changing times, folks. Remember,
juice/wax/fro-yo/repeat.
Then maybe you can have an $18 martini, but you better get to bikram yoga first.

Victoria McKenzie said...

Isn't Russo's right adjacent to that space?
Too bad they couldn't expand into the space, and offer up a little trattoria or osteria-type spot.

william said...

The landlord is not the bad guy in this case and the store isn't adjacent to Russo's and the new tenant has not yet been determined and no chain store is expected as I understand it from a conversation with the landlord this evening.