A bakery opened this week, and another old bakery morphed into a new kind of bakery. In addition, a new restaurant is on its way from the creator of pizza restaurants Buca and Isola.
By the Way Bakery, a bakery that started in Westchester, opened this week in the former home of Scoop Ice Cream on Broadway between 90th and 91st streets. It’s gluten-free, dairy-free and Kosher. They’re also serving Stumptown Coffee. Here’s a photo of the rabbi who’s working with them.
Baconery, the store devoted to making everything with bacon that opened in 2012, closed its location on 104th street and merged with bakery One Cup Two Cupcakes to create a new business called Amore Pasticceria.
The new bakery, located at Columbus Avenue and 107th street (One Cup’s original spot) will serve Baconery’s treats while also featuring One Cup’s baked goods from baker Jessica Eccheverria, said an employee at the new shop. Bacon + Bakery = Amore. Sounds about right.
Restaurant Arco Cafe is set to open on Amsterdam and 103rd street in the former home of Maria’s Pizzeria in about a month. It’s the newest project from Sebastiano Cappitta, the owner of Buca and Isola, two pizza restaurants in Manhattan Valley. Peter Arndtsen of the Columbus Amsterdam BID tells us it probably won’t be another pizza restaurant. “I think they are making it clearly different than Buca, he has brought in a young partner not involved in the others, but they are still working out plans.” Thanks to our tipster and photographer Kathryn Sullivan.
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