[Photo by EVG regular William Klayer]
beQu — for Beyond Quality — just opened on East Ninth Street... at the site of the former 9th St. Bakery.
Per the beQu website:
Our belief is simple: live beyond Quality.
With this idea, two brothers set out on a journey to bring healthy, nutritious, and great tasting foods to the people around us. We launched beQu Juice Café in the fall of 2008 on Smith Street in Carroll Gardens serving salads, sandwiches, wraps, juices, and smoothies. During our three year period on Smith Street we have developed and perfected our PurePress juice brand and decided to leave the restaurant business and focus our energy on making the best juices on the planet.
We live with the notion that a happy life is a healthy life, and a healthy life is enjoying the basic things that the earth has to offer just the way they are; untouched, unpreserved, untampered with.
A rent hike forced the bakery to close in June 2012.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Reader report: 9th St. Bakery is closing after 87 years
Replacement for 87-year-old 9th St. Bakery revealed