Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Monday, March 2, 2015

REPLY TO EATER.COM

Dear Eater:

Here is some accurate information regarding the Birdbath post you asked me to comment on.

This is a real estate matter involving the property and the city. It has nothing to do with Birdbath, even with our sign in the window. It's not appropriate for us to address it, because we're not part of the underlying issue. We've been hoping to open in that space for a longtime, but it hasn't been possible. We can't legally put one nail in a wall if we wanted.  

Layla Khabiri of Eater writes Birdbath "…has been under construction since July." Incorrect. Construction never began. Ms. Khabiri refers to Birdbath as "the restaurant." As thousands of New Yorkers know, Birdbath is a retail bakery, not a restaurant. 

The statement in the post "Birdbath apparently has trouble paying the rent" is glib and insulting, and also, wrong. 

Your post links to our closing on Third Avenue last summer, implying a negative trend. There's no such trend. Third Avenue wasn't busy enough for us, so we closed it after opening in Midtown and then opening a second location on the Upper West Side. We just opened Birdbath Nolita on Spring Street and next month open our third UWS location. In April, we'll open a Birdbath children's party space in the Flatiron district. We've also begun looking for space in that Other Borough, too. 

A lot of exciting new developments for Birdbath Green Bakery. 

I'm trusting Eater will be providing generous coverage on these new developments. Yes? 
Say yes, Eater!  

Maury Rubin
Baker/Hot Chocolate Maker/Owner
City Bakery and Birdbath Green Bakery 


Sunday, March 1, 2015

MEMORABLE HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL FACES


Jessi poured more hot chocolate than
anyone. Quietly and perfectly. 
Terra became our Hot Chocolate Festival
Ambassadress. 

Matt bussed empty mugs
[thousands & thousands]
 and cleared tables all month and
   did it all with that same smile. 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

CLEVER GUY



3,000 people in the bakery today,
and this guy finds a quiet corner to read. 

FINAL FESTIVAL HOURS




MORNING OF THE LAST DAY OF THE HOT CHOCOLATE FESTIVAL


The pots are ready, and the hot chocolate makers, too.
Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate begins the day until 11am. The Chinese Cinnamon from 11am-2pm.
We'll be serving at least four flavors before the day is done. Stay tuned. 

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

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