Ceci-Cela Patisserie

Spring Street Developer Attempts Override of Special Little Italy District Zoning with Courtyard Addition

Posted May 30, 2017 at 5:00 am

One developer in the heart of Little Italy remains committed to overriding the special zoning district for commercial gain. Concerned neighbors are likewise rallied in opposition. Developer Joseph Brunner purchased 55-57 Spring Street in July 2015 for $15.5 million (from Marolda Properties, sued by the state for tenant harassment). Residents and retail were affected much the […]

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Korilla BBQ will Open its Second Brick-and-Mortar at 55 Spring Street

Posted November 11, 2016 at 5:11 am

No sooner did Ceci-Cela Patisserie and Eight Turn Crepe depart than the new class of tenants arrive at 55 Spring Street. Well, at least one new business. Today brings word that food truck favorite Korilla BBQ is opening its second brick-and-mortar location here. (Korilla HQ is on Third Avenue near Astor Place.) The facade of floor-to-ceiling […]

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Here’s the Likely Reason Why Ceci-Cela and Eight Turn Crepe Left 55 Spring Street

Posted November 8, 2016 at 5:00 am

When the Renatus Group purchased 55 Spring Street two years ago for $15.5 million, its beloved ground-level business, Ceci-Cela, was given marching orders. There would be no lease renewal for the twenty-five-year old establishment, which officially departed Little Italy last week. So, the patisserie proactively found a new HQ at 14 Delancey Street and reopened […]

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Ceci-Cela Officially Closes Spring Street Patisserie After 25 Years, Consolidates on Delancey 

Posted November 4, 2016 at 5:00 am

It finally happened. Ceci-Cela, patisserie mainstay of Little Italy for twenty-five years, has departed the neighborhood. They’ve since consolidated operations at the newish location on Delancey Street. A handwritten farewell note currently sits in the windows alongside token tombstone leasing signage. News of its relocation arrives about seven months after the Lower East Side iteration […]

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

Posted April 1, 2016 at 5:00 am

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 […]

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Ceci-Cela Expansion to Delancey Street Next Month is Really Just a Relocation in Disguise

Posted March 16, 2016 at 5:00 am

The coast is clear for Ceci-Cela to move into 14 Delancey Street. Its prior commercial tenant – a commercial showroom for SMC Stone – officially vacated the premises last month. Brown teaser signage still hangs in the windows, but now a “Patisserie” plaque and awning are affixed to the marquee. While this Lower East Side location […]

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Ceci-Cela Patisserie is Opening a New Cafe Next to the Bowery Ballroom

Posted October 19, 2015 at 5:00 am

Well now. This is totally unexpected. Ceci-Cela, the well-regarded French patisserie headquartered on Spring Street, is crossing the Bowery divide to open a new location on the Lower East Side. The bakery-cafe will soon take control of SMC Stone at 14 Delancey, long peddled on the rental market for a retail suitor (at least since […]

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