Dominique Ansel Bakery To Reopen Tuesday After Being Cited For Mice
The famed Dominique Ansel Bakery, which was forced to close last week because of a mouse infestation, will reopen its doors in the morning, WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported.
A Dominique Ansel spokeswoman said the Soho bakery was approved by the city Board of Health for reopening after an intense a three-hour inspection.
Bakers could be seen inside Monday night preparing for the reopening.
Cronut fans walking by the bakery said they were ready to wait in line again.
Emma told Diamond she wasn’t freaked out by a few mice.
“Everywhere in New York City has mice and vermin,” she said. “So if you think about that, then you’re really going to be stuck eating nowhere in New York City. So it’s no big deal to me.”
Dawn Davis agreed the shutdown wouldn’t hurt business.
“I think that we’re used to Board of Health issues around here, so hopefully once things get cleaned up, you assume that it’s better, and you come back,” she said.
On their Facebook page, the bakery issued an apology to their customers, saying: “We have completely fortified our facilities with a full reconstruction and re-cementing, taking every issue seriously in an effort to provide an even more pristine environment for our guests. As you know, we cook in completely opened kitchens, so everything we do is in full view.”
The bakery also lamented being the target of malicious attacks because of its success.
“Looking forward, our hope is that honest, hard-working businesses should not have to face cruel and sensationalized attacks that are not framed in the proper context,” it said. “And systems should not be abused to single-out any one business over another. We urge our customers to seek deeper details and answers before jumping to conclusions. And regardless of the hits, we will take every chance and criticism as a lesson learned and work harder to rise to the expectations you have of us and that we have of ourselves.”
A customer at the Spring Street bakery filmed a mouse scurrying across the floor and behind the counter earlier this week, then posted the video to YouTube.
The video was also turned in to the Health Department, which investigated and determined that the bakery was in need of professional pest control services.
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