BAY RIDGE — Robicelli's, the popular Bay Ridge bakery and dessert shop, will close its doors on Christmas Eve, owners confirmed to DNAinfo New York.
Allison and Matt Robicelli will close the Brooklyn location in December and will move to Baltimore to open a new bakery, which is expected to open next fall.
Known for their decadent cupcakes and drool-worthy Instagram page, Robicelli's will be moving their operations to an industrial kitchen in New York but it will not have a retail shop.
Robicelli's also said on Twitter they would be opening on weekends only for the next two weeks "because we're busy as crap."
The stress of running a small business in the city is the main reason for the Robicelli's move, according to reports and tweets from the bakery.
"It's not just the rent: EVERYTHING that goes into a businesses is inflated in NYC, and casual spending decreases as people find it harder to afford to live here. Straight up: this is not going to end well," said Allison Robicelli, according to Eater.
The husband-wife team opened the Fifth Avenue bakery in 2013 around the time they published their first cookbook. The Robicelli’s have since received a number of accolades and have appeared on VH1, the Cooking Channel and The Chef’s Connection.
And they haven’t shied away from experimental desserts like their “Nutellasagna” or more recently, “Pain au Halloween” croissants stuffed with candy like Snickers, Kit Kats and Twix.
It's nice to finally have a feeling that the future is bright, rather than dreading inevitable increases & worrying about survival.— robicellis (@robicellis) October 27, 2015