Beloved East Village pastry shop 9th Street Bakery will close after business on Sunday. EV Grieve reports that the owners have been on a month-to-month lease for the past few months, and that they decided to close because they can't afford the 38 percent rent hike that their landlord wants for a new lease. The bakery has been in business for the last 87 years.
Elsewhere in the East Village, the owner of the Blarney Cove sent a message to fans on Facebook about the impending closure of the bar:
The property has been leased to another company. The stretch of land on 14th Street where the Blarney resides will be forever changed. So -get you ass in so I can see you again & say goodbye. And that means during the week, Tuesday and Wednesday - not just the weekend. Let's plan those Blarney blow out parties.The dive bar's last day in business will be June 30. Do take a minute to check out the wild photos on the bar's Facebook Page.
· 9th Street Bakery Closes for Good on Sunday [EV Grieve]
· 'Let's Plan Those Blarney Blow Out Parties' [EV Grieve]
[Photo: 9th Street Bakery]