Ceci-Cela Patisserie Soft Opens its Delancey Street Outpost This Weekend 

Posted on: April 1st, 2016 at 5:00 am by
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Popular SoHo dessert shop Ceci-Cela Patisserie is less twenty-four hours from opening its Delancey Street annex. Founding owner Laurent Dupal tells us that the soft open for this new location is tomorrow (possibly Sunday).

“We will be giving some small samples for free, with coffee and croissants for sale,” Dupal tells us.

Expect a formal public launch by middle of next week.

This is an historic moment for Ceci-Cela, albeit with a caveat. The dessert shop debuted in 1991 on Spring Street, and became a neighborhood institution. While it would appear that 14 Delancey is an expansion of the brand, in reality, the new outpost is actually more in line with a “gradual” relocation.

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Indeed, real estate speculation reportedly triggered the crosstown jump. The Renatus Group – which purchased 55 Spring last summer for $15.5 million – reportedly declined a lease renewal to Ceci-Cela. “The new owners are not offering us a renewal so we decided to try to stay close enough to the original,” Dupal previously told us.

Welcome, then, Ceci-Cela to the Lower East Side.

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