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