Doris and El Aripo Open, 9th Street Bakery Closing


An institution bids adieu, and a crowd-funded spot makes an entrance in today’s round-up of neighborhood news.

Doris, 1088 Fulton Street, Brooklyn

Brownstoner gets wind that crowd-funded Bed-Stuy establishment Doris is now open for business. The husband-and-wife owned spot pours craft beers and cocktails paired to a snack list. According to the establishment’s original GoFundMe page, it also has a giant back garden.

9th Street Bakery, 350 East 9th Street

If you’re hoping to pick up a last loaf of Jewish Rye from 87-year-old 9th Street Bakery, you’d better do it quickly. Per EV Grieve, the longtime East Village resident will say its final farewell to the neighborhood this Sunday; the spot was forced to pack it in after a crippling rent increase ousted it from its address.

El Aripo, 172 Delancey

There’s a new spot for Venezuelan and Puerto Rican arepas and empanadas on the Lower East Side. The Bowery Boogie reports that family-run operation El Aripo opened over the weekend at 172 Delancey; the mostly carry-out joint also sells fresh juice and a patacon, a Venezuelan sandwich that subs bread for green plantains.

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