Well, not terribly newsy or exciting. That another bank branch is opening.
The address was previously home to a Cosi and Cohen's Optical. In November, there were reports that the Paris-based Maison Kayser was opening a 3,000-square-foot bakery on 13th and Broadway.
Given the arrival of the bank, an EVG reader asked if the bakery was still in play.
In looking at the report from last November in the Commercial Observer:
Paris-based Maison Kayser has inked a 3,000-square-foot deal at The Feil Organization’s 841 Broadway, the landlord announced in a press release. That space will be split up between the ground floor and mezzanine level of the eight-story building at the corner of East 13th Street.
Maison Kayser signed a 15-year lease, and will open early next year. It’s joining such retail neighbors as Max Brenner Chocolatier and Santander Bank.
So you have to figure that Maison Kayser will be opening in the storefront to the north of the bank branch...
In 2013, Gothamist named Maison Kayser one of the city's 12 best bakeries: "And though chain bakeries can be forces to fear, we have to admit this spot whips up one hell of a baguette," they wrote.
This location marks the ninth now in the the city for Maison Kayser.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Report: Maison Kayser opening a large bakery on 13th and Broadway (25 comments)