Rent Hike Forces ‘Prohibition Bakery’ from Clinton Street After 5 Years on the Block
No more booze-filled cupcakes for Clinton Street. The aptly-named Prohibition Bakery closed down a couple weeks ago after spending five years on the block. Apparently, the lease was up for renewal, and the landlord wanted to squeeze more money.
“Unfortunately, our landlord wanted to jack up our rent 40% to re-sign,” ownership quipped in a recent email exchange.
The bakery business is still cranking out pastries, but has since relocated to a new production space. For the time being, Prohibition offers catering and delivery services only.
Co-owners Leslie Feinberg and Brooke Siem hit the ground running in summer 2012 with the brick-and-mortar at 9 Clinton Street. Cosmo cake was the very first flavor; it became an immediate hit. Feinberg remains in the neighborhood, though, as she is now reportedly shares interest in Subject LES on Suffolk Street.