Whole Earth Bakery on St. Mark’s Facing Eviction
We received the following press release in our inbox this morning regarding the fate of neighborhood vegan standby, Whole Earth Bakery. Apparently it’s not long for this world.
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The Whole Earth Bakery has been providing delicious, healthy, vegan and vegetarian food for 33 years, 20 of them at its current location at 130 St. Mark’s Place. This valued community resource is in danger of eviction, and needs your support.
Like all small businesses, Whole Earth Bakery has struggled to stay afloat during the recent recession. Occupying the space under a sublet agreement, the Whole Earth Bakery is up to date on rent payments, but the holder of the lease is delinquent, placing the business in imminent danger of eviction.
While there are other vegetarian and vegan bakeries in New York City, few can demonstrate the long-term commitment to quality cruelty-free, sustainable and delicious food that is the hallmark of the Whole Earth Bakery.
We need concerned community members to stop by the store and sign our petition, and volunteers to help organize events or coordinate email communications among our supporters. Please help us continue serving the East Village community, as we meet our commitment to provide healthy, nutritious food for all.
This is not the first eviction scare for the bakery, located at 130 St. Mark’s Place. Brooklyn Vegan reported virtually the same story almost five years ago, announcing at the time that the shop would close for good March 31, 2007.
[h/t Clayton Patterson]