Last fall, public records showed that Beard Papa's — a 2000s-era chain that sells cream puffs — would be the new tenant across the street at 16 St. Mark's Place, the former St. Marks Babrshop that moved around the corner (and changed names). No. 16 is now the Home Town Village Convenience Store, which moved here from next door. (All this will be on the midterm.)
Beard Papa's got its start in Japan in 1999, and now has 400 locations in 15 countries... and there are already several outposts in NYC. Look for a fall 2021 opening here.