Decades Later, Parisi Bakery Shutters Elizabeth Street Locale
After nearly a half-century, the Parisi Bakery spin-off on Elizabeth Street is kaput. The store closed for good over weekend, and movers were seen unloading equipment from the premises.
Word on the street is that the land marked tenement recently sold. If true, however, public record does not yet reflect the transaction.
Robert Parisi – building owner and former head baker of the family business – listed the NoHo property last fall for $5.99 million.
Parisi purchased 290 Elizabeth in 1983 for $200,000, property records show. In fact, about nine years after the bakery operation moved here from the original location at 198 Mott Street. The latter subsequently became more of a delicatessen serving sandwiches. (Family patriarch Joe Parisi opened on Mott Street in 1903.)
In recent years, this bakery endeavor was run by Frank Parisi as a separate entity. Their breads were also recently sold at the nascent Mulberry Market in Little Italy.
Though, the offshoot was dragged through the proverbial mud twice in the last decade due to involvement selling weed.
The property has been rumored on and off the market over the years – unofficially – but this time might be for keeps.