Sunday, February 9, 2014
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Anyway, we spotted this at Eater National (via Eater NY) ... Do with this information as you please...
Friday, January 7, 2011
"New ad at Union Square. I'm no locavore, but I'm pretty sure that cupcake wasn't harvested from a farm within 100 miles. Maybe this means the end is near for brainless cupcake iconography.
Thursday, December 30, 2010
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
Thanks to EV Grieve reader Leesy for this shot of Cowgirl Cupcakes coming to East 10th Street between Avenue A and First Avenue. No word on an opening date... And I do like the art on the roll-down gate. Maybe it's the image makeover that the often-maligned cupcake needed?
Monday, April 5, 2010
I spotted this doozy at Eater National. As they report, "McDonald’s Germany has just introduced cupcakes inspired by four different neighborhoods in New York City. Each ad features a Manhattanite from each 'hood explaining why the cupcake is characteristic of where they live."
And Eater used Google translator to translate the ads... here's the East Village representative: "Here come from the most famous artists in New York. And here in dozens of tourists looking for new art galleries. I now play Andy Warhol once and tell everything what I like to art. This cappuccino cup cake = for example: all great art."
McDonald's in Germany is here.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Friday, July 24, 2009
As you may know, Butter Lane Cupcakes was looking to apply for a liquor license (beer and wine only). Maria Baugh, one of the shop's owners, discussed Butter Lane's intentions in an e-mail to me back in June. (For special events, promotions, wine pairings with cupcakes, etc.) Anyway, Butter Lane initially appeared on the CB3/SLA docket in June and July, but their name was later scratched.
I asked Maria for an update:
We are postponing the application until fall. We're expanding more quickly than we had anticipated in different areas -- wholesale and catering, for example -- and need to concentrate on those for the moment. But we will pursue in the fall.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Maria Baugh, one of the owners of Butter Lane Cupcakes, sent me an e-mail late yesterday afternoon about my post titled, "Is Butter Lane turning into a bar?"
Here's what she had to say:
Hi E.V. Grieve,
My name is Maria Baugh and I’m one of the owners of Butter Lane. I wanted to introduce myself and try to address your questions/concerns about Butter Lane’s application for a liquor license.
We’re applying for a liquor license because we would like to occasionally offer champagne mostly for events or special promotions. We are also exploring the idea of offering wine pairings with cupcakes. We are not turning into a bar!
Also, just so there’s no confusion, we’ve been open until 11 pm on weeknights and midnight on Friday and Saturday (10 pm on Sunday) since we opened in November. Our hours have not changed.
Our main objective is to offer great-tasting, high-quality cupcakes to residents of the East Village and beyond. We love the neighborhood and our many customers who are also our Butter Lane neighbors.
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
...and there has been the recent appearance of a rather harmless looking bench, chair, table and umbrella...
... compelled a Seventh Street resident who lives nearby to ask a simple question via e-mail, "Is Butter Lane turning into a bar?"
Monday, May 11, 2009
We're sort of assuming this is an outpost of the Pinisi around the corner of Fourth Street.
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
I'm told they're going to look for another location in the West Village. Any lessons from this? Hmm, maybe candy shops and funeral parlors don't make for good neighbors?
Meanwhile, take a trip back to last summer when the Chocolate Bar first opened. Through the lens of Bob Arihood. His shot (below) from last Sept. 16 is particularly compelling...
Friday, January 16, 2009
The Chocolate Bar yesterday.
Construction next to Butter Lane Cupcakes.
Locks 'N' Lads no more.
Oddly enough, the Chocolate Bar's new Egg Cream was just featured in this week's Page Six Magazine.
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Some good news: The historic "Licensed Undertaker" sign is still intact on the building. Of course, the other half of this space is still for rent...
Previously on EV Grieve:
Something else to threaten the very soul of the East Village: Cupcakes
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
...will be home to the forthcoming East Village Pie Lounge.
The sign on the door promises everything from Apple to Pecan to Banana Cream Coconut pie -- for $5.25 a slice. Now this stretch of Seventh Street already counts the Chocolate Bar at 127 as a tenant (since June).
So that's the Chocolate Bar. And Pie Lounge. Can we expect, say, the Tapioca Tavern in the vacant store front at 125 E. Seventh St.?
Monday, November 10, 2008
Previously, the nonprofit Bodanna Studio & Gallery was here. They were dedicated to helping inner-city youth...and before that, the Theo Wolinnin funeral home.
Let's just hope the Cupcakers keep the historic "Licensed Undertaker" sign on the building.
For further reading, all you cupmudgeons:
Cupcake trash (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York)