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How Much Longer Will the Cronut Shortage of 2014 Last?

Dominique Ansel Bakery, in happier times. By Marguerite Preston.

New Yorkers have been deprived of their favorite sweet, fancy treats, Cronuts, for the last 70 + hours. These flakey, sugar-coated tubes of fried croissant dough have always been hard to obtain, but now it's literally impossible to get your hands on real, genuine Cronuts, because Dominique Ansel Bakery is still closed under orders from the DOH.

Last Friday, a spokesperson hinted that the bakery might reopen today after a visit from the exterminator and some renovations to the space. But now it sounds like the bakery won't be able to open today, as planned. Eater reached out to the Dominique Ansel team for more details. Here's the official word:

A spokesperson explains that, because of the DOH's unusual office schedule, the Dominique Ansel team has only had two hours this morning to try and arrange for a re-inspection (the DOH opens for business at 9 a.m., and the office is closed on the weekends). But still, the rep for Dominique Ansel Bakery notes: "I'm fairly sure we can get a re-inspection quickly, and the team worked tirelessly to do all that was required and more. So hopefully we can open shortly." Apparently, the full team is at the bakery right now, ready to spring into action if they get the thumbs up from the DOH.

If the authorities give the bakery the approval to reopen this afternoon, Dominique Ansel and his crew might be able to serve the Cronuts again tomorrow morning, but Wednesday is perhaps the safest bet. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.
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Dominique Ansel Kitchen

137 7th Avenue South, New York, NY

Dominique Ansel Bakery

189 Spring St., New York, NY

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