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Since opening in 2013, The Musket Room has become one of the most reliably indulgent experiences that New York has to offer. Having already earned one Michelin star thanks to Chef Mary Frances Attea‘s unparalleled cooking skills, the owners of The Musket Room are currently gearing up for an expansion that will see The Musket Room somehow becoming more indulgent than ever before.
Jennifer Vitagliano, who owns The Musket Room, has recently acquired the lease to the space at 290 Elizabeth Street. Formerly home to Parisi Bakery, Jennifer will be using the space to establish “an upscale French-Italian bistro bakery” and will offer guests an assortment of different bakery goods. Honoring the long and storied history of Parisi Bakery, the new venue will be an expansion of the award-winning NoLita dining room at The Musket Room and will also serve as a bakery for The Musket Room.
Described as an “accessible and elevated all-day outpost with the warmth of a neighborhood favorite”, The Musket Room’s latest expansion will be a safe and inviting place where friends and family can gather by day or night. With a little under 1,700 square feet of space, the location is well-suited to supply The Musket Room with all the baked goods it could ever need.
While the news of the acquisition has stirred up plenty of excitement in the neighborhood, the loss of Parisi Bakery has still been a bitter pill to swallow. Opened in 1983, Parisi Bakery has been a neighborhood staple for nearly half a century. A spin off of the legendary Parisi deli that opened on Mott Street in 1903, the bread produced by Parisi had fueled Little Italy for decades. Despite the weight of the loss of Parisi, Jennifer is thankfully dedicated to preserving its iconic legacy with The Musket Room’s new bakery expansion. If you’re interested, be sure to give The Musket Room a visit, and keep an eye out next door as Jennifer and her team develop their new bakery