22 February 2008

Is Monteleone Bakery Endangered Again?

It seems only last year when we were all breathing a sigh of relief with the reopening of the classic Carroll Gardens Monteleone bakery as the Monteleone and Cammareri bakery, after the former sat shuttered for many months and the latter for several years. Well, actually it was just last year.

But now it appears that the future of wonderful mecca of crusty bread and miniature pastries may be in question again. A realty company is listing the bakery as up for sale. The listing read "FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO OWN A PIECE OF BROOKLYN’S HISTORY!!!
In the Heart of Carroll Gardens, a Well-Established Pastry Shop is Up For Grabs!" A quick call confirmed it was Monteleone, and whoever came up with the $550,000 asking price (which includes a lot of baking equipment) could keep it as a bakery or change it into anything they want. Sigh.

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