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Prohibition Bakery Bringing Alcoholic Cupcakes to 9 Clinton Street
The northern trailhead of Clinton Street is gradually becoming a veritable micro dessert row. Holding down the east side of the street are decade-old Clinton Street Baking Company and bricks-to-mortar newcomer Dessert Truck Works, both within spitting distance. But this unbalanced see-saw, as it were, will soon be righted with the addition of another likeminded spot.
The northern below-grade storefront at 9 Clinton Street was briefly home to Werk, but the boutique fell on hard times and was evicted on Valentine’s Day earlier this year. How romantic. In its place, recent Hester Street Fair alum Prohibition Bakery hopes to make a go of it. Teaser signage has been in the windows for a few months already, along with the token brown construction paper. While we haven’t come across much movement here, progress is certainly in play. Woodboard nameplate arrived within the last week.
Founded in 2011 by chef Brooke Siem and baker-bartender Leslie Feinberg, Prohibition Bakery dabbles in “alcoholic cupcakes.” Indeed, their slogan is “not for kiddies, but perfect for mom.” As such, chief ingredient in each recipe is a spirit of some sort, ranging from Bailey’s to brandy. And lest we forget the bacon option. Yup, apparently cupcakes are still a thing.
Speaking of prohibition, we love circling back to this comment from Boogie contributor Robert Carmona that dates back a couple years…
Back in 1991, this store had the best Dime bags of Green in the Lower East Side…. And of course before that in the 80′s, this was a notorious Heroin spot. “RoadRunner” was the name on the bags.