Ceci-Cela Officially Closes Spring Street Patisserie After 25 Years, Consolidates on Delancey 

Posted on: November 4th, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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It finally happened. Ceci-Cela, patisserie mainstay of Little Italy for twenty-five years, has departed the neighborhood. They’ve since consolidated operations at the newish location on Delancey Street.

A handwritten farewell note currently sits in the windows alongside token tombstone leasing signage.

News of its relocation arrives about seven months after the Lower East Side iteration of the cafe debuted. While at first appearing as an expansion of the brand, the bakery at 14 Delancey became, in reality, a gradual move.

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Blame the landlord of 55 Spring Street.

The dessert shop debuted in 1991, and became a neighborhood institution. Then, two summers ago, the Renatus Group purchased 55 Spring for $15.5 million, and reportedly declined to offer a lease renewal to Ceci-Cela. “The new owners are not offering us a renewal so we decided to try to stay close enough to the original,” owner Laurent Dupal told us at the time.

The new space is at 14 Delancey Street, and seems to attract a sizable morning crowd.

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