Monday, December 23, 2019
French bakery opens at the former Moishe's Bake Shop
[Photo by Pinch]
Le Fournil, a French bakery, opened around noon today in the former Moishe's Bake Shop at 115 Second Ave. near Seventh Street... Eden shared these photos...
Here's a look at the menu...
We'll update more later...
Previous post from this morning...
[EVG photo from Saturday]
We haven't heard anything lately about the new bakery venture taking over the Moishe's Bake Shop on Second Avenue near Seventh Street.
In June, workers were spotted delivering new kitchen equipment. Otherwise, pretty quiet.
On Friday, EVG contributor Derek Berg spotted another delivery at the storefront... some butter and items from Paris Gourmet, a specialty food importer, among other items...
Back in May, (current or former) owner Moishe Perl told Derek that several bakers are taking over the shop, where they will serve a variety of baked goods as well as coffee. (He said that they may call the new venture Formerly Moishe's.)
Moishe's closed on March 5 after 40-plus years in business. In December, investor Jay Schwimmer picked up a 21-year lease for the entire three-story building with the option to buy it from Perl, who has been the owner since the mid-1970s. There's still nothing in public records indicating a sale — just a memorandum of lease.
The links below have more background on what has transpired here in the past few months.
Previously on EV Grieve:
Claim: After 40-plus years, Moishe's Bake Shop has closed on 2nd Avenue
The mystery of Moishe's
An update on the former Moishe's Bake Shop