Cafe Petisco Owner Partners in ‘Michaeli Bakery’ on Division Street

Posted on: May 7th, 2019 at 5:00 am by

Cafe Petisco won’t let a temporary closure rain on its parade. The locals restaurant on the perimeter of Seward Park revealed that its owner is a partner in a new bakery concept days from debut on Division Street.

Dubbed Michaeli Bakery, the business is from pastry chef-owner Adir Michaeli, and will “stay on the sweet side” with its Israeli-style baked goods.

The establishment joins a crowded scene at the eastern terminus of Division Street, where the Forgtmenot family boasts three popular eateries.

Cafe Petisco closed indefinitely last month when a basement wall in their East Broadway building was compromised due to nearby construction on Jefferson Street. The collapse hindered “our ability to keep the restaurant operating.”

Michaeli Bakery opens this Thursday (May 9) at 115 Division Street.

This was the former store of one of the more prominent herb doctors in Chinatown. The 80-year-old Dr. Wong Chi Wai had lost his storefront perch one year ago, where he’s run an acupuncture business for the last fifty-some-odd years. Heller Realty purchased the building for $4.4 million in August 2017.

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