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Tu-Lu's Gluten Free Bakery ended nine years in business yesterday here on 11th Street between First Avenue and Second Avenue.
Owner Tully Phillips opened the shop in 2010. She relocated to Dallas several years later when her husband took a new job in that city. That move played a part in the decision to close here. Phillips explained more in this Instagram post:
It is with a heavy heart that I announce that Tu-Lu's will be closing on 1/15 after nine amazing years of business. Our lease term is up for renewal next month. Due to a variety of factors, including the rising cost of doing business in NYC and the fact that I live halfway across the country in Texas, I have had to make this difficult decision. I want to thank each and every one of you for being our customer for almost a decade! Without you my dreams never would have come true. 💗 Tully
Tomorrow at noon, everything in the shop — shelving, refrigerators, mixers — hits the auction block.
Food & Wine once declared that she made the "best-ever gluten-free brownies." Her regulars are hoping for a cookbook in her future.