Vesuvio Bakery to be Recycled Into New Birdbath
Good news for anyone worried that the old Vesuvio Bakery would be turned into a dog boutique or Subway franchise: New York reports that the Prince Street space will instead become the third location of Birdbath, the eco-friendly bakery run by City Bakery founder Maury Rubin. The 89-year-old Vesuvio's closure last summer was greeted by mass mourning from both locals and visitors from afar who left signs of their disappointment all over the storefront's windows. As New York points out, its new tenant is a logical one: not only will the bakery literally be recycled into a new one, but Rubin had originally conceived of Birdbath partially in response to the disappearance of New York's neighborhood bakeries. The distance between coal-oven ciabatta and rice-milk-raisin scones, it appears, is a short one.
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