Friday, December 16, 2016
Signage is up at 63 E. Fourth St. noting "Obsessive Chocolate Disorder" in this storefront between Second Avenue and the Bowery. The name on the door notes the name of Sebastian Brecht, Chocolatier.
A 2007 feature in the Times on Brecht, a well-regarded pastry chef, reports that he "built a reputation by supplying Dean & DeLuca with cakes during its glory years and by working with fancy party caterers who fed his confections to the likes of Mick Jagger, Bon Jovi and Hillary Clinton." (His father was Greenwich Village historian, poet and author Stefan Brecht.)
We don't have any further details on the business at the moment. The space was previously home to Bond Street Chocolate for seven years.
Monday, May 2, 2016
The handcrafted chocolate shop at 63 E. Fourth St. between Second Avenue and the Bowery closed on Saturday.
The note on the door from owner Lynda Stern, a former pastry chef, says "we have had to leave our sweet chocolate jewel box."
In February 2015, the 7-year-old shop made headlines when the Universal Society of Hinduism asked Bond Street Chocolate to stop selling its edible elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesh.
Thanks to EVG regular Spike for the photos and tip!