In September, Eric and Bruce Bromberg revealed that, after nearly two decades years in business, they planned to close their Downing Street classic Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen at the end of November. Eric explained that the lease was ending, and the duo decided to close out their relationship with the landlord. "It’s a hard thing emotionally for us," Eric explained. But now, the team sends word that the Brombergs will keep the fires in that ancient oven lit till the end of January. The brothers promised to find new homes for the Downing Street restaurant’s employees at their other establishments, including their forthcoming Financial District project Blue Ribbon Federal Grill.
Eric and Bruce opened Blue Ribbon Bakery Kitchen in 1998, just four years after the launch of the original Blue Ribbon on Sullivan Street. They now have an empire that includes 20 venues in New York, LA, and Las Vegas.