The Agony and The Ecstasy : Building our new Bakery

April 22, 2014 | By matt | Comments


I have to be blunt. Thus far, opening our second bakery has proven to be no easier than opening our first one. People told us store number two would be a walk in the park. They lied. In retrospect, the first store was a lot less exhausting. We chalk that up to youth and blissful naiveté. We are now a full 10 years older – and we feel it. Bones are creakier. Brains are mushier. Building in NYC is tough. It is best-suited for masochists and dreamers. I suppose we are a little of both.

On the bright side, things are looking up. After plowing through miles and piles of money and paperwork and permits (oh, the joy), we are officially deep in construction. This is the fun part. The place is already demo’d and prepped for all the guts : the electric, the plumbing, etc… We are starting to see the contours. We can slowly visualize where the cakes will be baked, the wine will be poured, and the coffee and cookies will be consumed.

Baked Tribeca (or Baked Church or whatever we decide to call it) is on its way. The transformation has begun. And, now, a few photos from our very first true construction day…more details soon…

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  • Francesca Carloni

    Wish you guys the very best for your new adventure! I was told also the second child labor and delivery would be a walk in the park 🙂 … it was worst and longer than with my first child, but what counts is the result :-D!!

    • brooklynbaker

      i have heard the same thing about kids. perfect analogy. thank you….

  • Dafna Adler (Stellina Sweets)

    So exciting, guys! I can’t wait to see how this space shapes up– I’m sure it will be beautiful and full of sugar and chocolate in the coming months. I hope the rest proves to be easier and smoother for you. 🙂

    • brooklynbaker

      🙂 you are the best. thanks.

  • Yay! I am so excited. Congratulations!

    • brooklynbaker

      hi nichelle!!!! thanks!

  • Marisa

    Congratulations on all of the progress! I know you probably don’t know, but any loose ideas about when you might be ready to open?! I won’t hold you to it! 🙂

    • brooklynbaker

      hoping late june. and thanks for the enthusiasm 🙂

  • Stephanie C.

    Baked ANYWHERE has to be fantastic! best of luck to you!

  • Kelly

    Looks BEAUTIFUL! I’ll be visiting in two weeks for Mother’s Day. Hope to see you!

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