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Kosher 'Bakerie' Now Open on Albany Avenue in Crown Heights

By Rachel Holliday Smith | July 14, 2017 2:36pm | Updated on July 17, 2017 9:39am
 Bakerie opened Monday at 252 Albany Ave. in Crown Heights.
Bakerie opened Monday at 252 Albany Ave. in Crown Heights.
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CROWN HEIGHTS — After more than a year in the works, a new kosher bakery on Albany Avenue has opened its doors.

Bakerie at 252 Albany Ave. opened Monday, bringing freshly made breads, pastries, scones, muffins and more to its Crown Heights location.

The spot is owned by Daniel Branover of the popular Kingston Avenue kosher restaurant Basil.

Branover has been working on the Albany Avenue shop for more than a year, originally hoping to open last summer, he told DNAinfo New York. He envisioned the bakery as a place to bridge the “big divide” in the area between those who keep kosher and those who don’t.

“They don’t mingle too much and why, really, not?” he said. “What better way than to break bread.”

The shop completely sold out of its baked goods on its second day in business, it said on Instagram, and is in the midst of a soft opening to learn how to “better serve our community,” the message read.

Bakerie is open at 7 a.m. Sunday through Friday, closing at 7 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and at 4:30 p.m. on Friday.