Bisous Ciao Macaron Bakery on Stanton Street Closes, Consolidates with Bleecker Location
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Local macaron bakery, Bisous Ciao, just pulled the plug on its original Lower East Side outpost. Security gate is drawn, and a handwritten note pasted to the window bids farewell to Hell Square.
First on the scene in September 2010, Bisous Ciao spent nearly six years at 101 Stanton Street. This flagship brick-and-mortar was an auspicious beginning for the dessert company. It eventually expanded to 235 Bleecker Street in the West Village a few years ago. This second location grew bigger last year and became more of a patisserie and production house for its macarons.
While rent was expensive, it wasn’t the primary cause for departing 101 Stanton Street. “In our case [rent] was one driver of the decision but not the main one,” co-owner Alex Warzee tells us.
“We wanted to focus on expanding the full patisserie business model at our West Village location. We still carry our complete line of macarons over there.”
Meantime, if you’re in need of a refrigerator or 3-compartment sink, Bisous Ciao is selling that and other surplus equipment.