Melt Bakery Debuts Retail Shop at 132 Orchard

Posted on: June 25th, 2012 at 6:09 am by
This image has been archived or removed.

Melt Bakery has certainly made a name for itself these past couple years, from Hester Street to the High Line. On the heels of celebrating its second anniversary, the treat shop finally opened their brick-and-mortar for retail sales over the weekend. The twin storefront windows are  topped off with black and white balloons, and store signage affixed, not to the marquee, but to the scaffolding next door.

This image has been archived or removed.

Julian Plyter and Kareem Hamady; Credit: Melt Bakery

Since first assuming control of 132 Orchard Street back in May 2011, the premises functioned as little more than a preperatory kitchen for the popular ice cream sandwiches. Sometimes a pop-up would occupy the entrance, like that whole Leckerlee holiday operation last December. Yet with Melt Bakery proper, that notion of a front-end retail component had always been on the horizon.  That’s all moot, though, since the shop is certified open.

Recent Stories

Unprovoked Stabbing on Worth Street has Chinatown on Edge

In an apparently random attack yesterday evening, a 36-year-old Chinese man was stabbed in the back, and severely injured, by Brooklyn resident Salman Muflihi. The attacker wielded an eight-inch knife in the incident outside the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse on Worth Street, then surrendered at the entrance of the Manhattan DA’s office on Hogan Place. […]

Uncapped: In Conversation with Clayton Patterson and Cochise

Oh hey, Boogie Faithful, it’s your favorite historian here announcing our new graf-related podcast. We’ve done a few episodes, literally, and for the latest, Clayton Patterson has come out of his Boogie corner. We chatted, we laughed, we discussed some esoteric, anecdotal and priceless Lower East Side history. Local native and artist Jose “Cochise” Quiles also […]

Jing Fong Waiters Urge Landlord to Reinstate Dining Room

Chinatown shook to its core last weekend upon news that Jing Fong is closing down its massive dining room next week (March 7). The restaurant will continue operating as a ghost kitchen to fulfill orders for takeout, delivery, and outdoor dining on its patio. They’re reportedly on a month-to-month lease. “With our drastic decline in […]

Small Business Owners ‘Permanently Close’ to Demand COVID Relief

Local small business groups, along with the Cooper Square Committee, East Village Community Coalition, and Village Preservation are hosting a rally today in the name of economic survival. It’s part of a statewide week of activism to find commercial rent relief in the city. With that, businesses who fear forever closure due to rent burdens […]

Fired Laundry Workers Accuse Liox Cleaners of ‘Union Busting’

The Liox Cleaners chain is facing a raft of opposition in the wake of alleged “union busting.” Tuesday afternoon saw the first of two picketing actions outside the Allen Street location, just north of Delancey. According to the distributed literature, “On February 19, the Liox laundry chain fired the immigrant woman workers of the Wash […]