The ‘Supermoon Bakehouse’ Rises at the Old Schapiro’s Bar on Rivington Street

Posted on: July 27th, 2017 at 9:37 am by

Sugar Sweet Sunshine will soon have some company on the block. Indeed, a new bakery is currently readying 120 Rivington Street, the one-story building previously occupied by Schapiro’s.

Workers onsite reveal the identity of the newcomer as something called the Supermoon Bakehouse. However, there isn’t much else known about the place just yet. All we were told is that it’s a “modern bakery,” and coming soon.

Peeking inside, though, it appears that the bakehouse is nearly complete. Kitchen equipment is largely in place against the back wall, and white tiling is also visible.

The Schapiro’s bar-restaurant – named for the iconic winery of same that once occupied the city block – closed for good in August 2016. Antibes Bistro proprietors David Shemesh and Eyal Tov (who also ran the departed Falafel Shop across the way) debuted Schapiro’s in the spring of 2013, having replaced the local standby Festival Mexicano.

A few months after both Schapiro’s and Nitecap vacated, there had been a proposal to open a “German-Filipino fusion” spot here. Yet those plans never came to fruition.

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