Updated August 27: After a neighbor alerted us on Monday that he saw “a group of dudes standing outside John’s with auction signs,” we went to check it out Tuesday night – and, on one of the signs that had originally stated the bakery was going on vacation until August 31, it was scrawled in pen that the longtime business is “closed for good” because John’s lost its lease.
The sign is less than official looking, and we’ve reached out to John Ficarra – whose family has owned the bakery (located at 1322 Cortelyou Road) for more than 50 years – about this. As soon as he let’s us know what’s up, we’ll be sure to relay the information.
We did a search of public property records, and, according to the city, the building is still owned by the Ficarra family. But, it does look as though the 1,000 square foot space is for rent (for $7,000 a month), according to this listing – which was updated 28 days ago.
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