An EVG reader who lives on 10th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue shared this... Jennifer's Way Bakery is moving, per the sidewalk signage spotted yesterday... owner Jennifer Esposito, the Brooklyn-born actress (currently on "NCIS"), was selling off some items (stools, tables, etc.) from the small bakery...
She reduced her hours here in May due to an increase in online orders for the organic bakery that makes its products without gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar or peanuts, per store signage at the time.
The reader who lives nearby said that the bakery was closed last weekend and Saturday.
To date, there isn't any mention of the new location on the bakery's website or social media properties. The online bakery currently isn't taking any orders.
Esposito wrote about the situation on Facebook:
Only a handful thought I could even stay open for more than a few months, never 5 years. I am so very proud of not only what I managed to withstand here but so beyond thrilled how many of you I was able to help and feed safely. I celebrated birthdays, weddings and holidays with you and served your children their first safe cookie. My heart is full. However it's is time to move forward now. My lease on this magical little space is up and I must move on now. I am FAR from done with bringing you safe, reliable, TRUST WORTHY delicious food, it's just time to regroup ... stay tuned, I am not done.
The bakery opened in March 2013. Esposito was later reportedly sued by her investors, though she said in a tweet that the case was dismissed.
Her book, "Jennifer’s Way Kitchen," is set for release next month.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Jennifer Esposito responds to reports that she fled East 10th Street for Denmark