Payard Is Moving to the West Village

Save for a counter at a jewelry store, Francois Payard has been without a real home for his pastries since he closed down his eponymous Upper East Side patisserie last summer following a rent dispute. But this summer, he'll be moving into new digs downtown: La Fabricant reports that he'll be opening a bakery-cafe at 116 West Houston Street where he'll serve sandwiches and "rustic stuff." Payard and his new business partner, A Voce owner Marlon Abela, also plan to open a second casual cafe later this year.

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