‘Sweet Buttons’ Calls it Quits After 5 Years on Rivington Street

Posted on: June 4th, 2018 at 5:03 am by

Looks like the end of the line for the Sweet Buttons cupcakery in Hell Square. The bite-sized dessert shop just called it quits after spending five-and-half years at the northwest corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets.

One need only look upward. Telltale tombstone signage courtesy of Misrahi Realty is presently affixed to the sidewalk bridge at 84 Rivington. As often happens, it wasn’t long after its arrival that the business shuttered. Sweet Buttons officially closed yesterday.

An “unstable” retail environment was blamed.

“We just couldn’t keep up with the fluctuations and unpredictability of the neighborhood,” ownership told us in an email. “People and storefronts coming and going provides us with an unstable environment and we had no choice but to close the establishment. We are sad to go, but are so honored to have been able to provide sweets for the LES.”

The company hopes to find new locations in the near future.

Sweet Buttons debuted 84 Rivington Street in February 2013. The company, which replaced Suite Orchard, specializes in “bite-sized cupcakes, tarts, and panna cottas, all topped with lovely edible glitter.”

Now it’s just another vacancy waiting for a tenant.

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