The ‘Supermoon Bakehouse’ is Closer to Opening on Rivington Street

Posted on: October 3rd, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Underway since last spring, the Supermoon Bakehouseis ready to rise on Rivington Street. Filling the retail void left by the ill-fated Schapiro’s hangout.

The butcher paper affixed to the floor-to-ceiling glass came down over the weekend to show off a new window display. Branded boxes pimping the Supermoon moniker, and the pithy “Bite me, NYC” phrase.

In addition, there are also job listings making the rounds that seek qualified baristas who may be a “super friendly lover of everything Espresso, Coffee & Baked Goods.” Supermoon itself is referred to as “super fun, super delicious, sometimes weird bakehouse by a world renowned chef.” That chef is Ry Stephen (?).

Here’s a peek inside at the facility. It certainly takes on that industrial bakery look.

The Schapiro’s bar-restaurant – named for the iconic winery of same that once occupied the city block – closed for good in August 2016. Antibes Bistro proprietors David Shemesh and Eyal Tov (who also ran the departed Falafel Shop across the way) debuted Schapiro’s in the spring of 2013, having replaced the local standby Festival Mexicano.

A few months after both Schapiro’s and Nitecap vacated, there had been a proposal to open a “German-Filipino fusion” spot here. Yet those plans never came to fruition.

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