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Jan 8, 2009 05:47 PM

Panya Bakery is closing!

I just stopped in there tonight and was told they'll be closing up shop Jan. 18th due to a rent increase. So sad, I always loved this little Japanese bakery and didn't get to go as often as I liked. If you've been meaning to go there, do it asap.

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  1. Oh that's sad. Did they say if they will be relocating somewhere in the city?

    Well, I guess now you will have to go to Cafe Zaiya....

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    1. re: kobetobiko

      They said they're not relocating, just closing. Very sad.

    2. A rent increase in this economy?! Either they were paying an extremely low rent or they have a very short-sighted landlord.

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      1. re: KTinNYC

        Maybe it wasn't the rent. now reports that something new will open in the space from the same owner, but it may not be a food place. Maybe the girl I talked to didn't have all the details, it was a casual short conversation after all. Either way, Panya will be missed and I hope they open something similar in the space.

      2. ah dang. it was a great local spot. sad to see it go.

        1. Wow.. so sad to see this place close. Are there other Japanese bakeries in Manhattan that we can go as a substitute in the future? I suppose Cafe Zaiya is one and maybe JAS Mart's dessert counter.

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          1. re: bearmi

            Good news, it's now being reported that the space could be expanding! I guess we'll see how it all pans out (bad pun, I know...) ^_^


            1. re: citysweettooth

              Thanks! That's great news! Let's hope they will have even more desserts selection and seating too!

          2. Panya has expanded and is now open.

            8 Stuyvesant St, New York, NY 10003

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            1. re: Joe Food

              Yay! They still serve the same items right? Do they have anything new on the menu?

              1. re: bearmi

                I don't have details but there are definitely new items. The new store is at least 3-4x bigger then the old space. There is a big counter in the back that look like they cook food. I haven't stepped in yet but pass it every morning. I have to wake up earlier and stop in.

                1. re: KTinNYC

                  Thanks for the info. I will have to stop by this weekend to check out what they really have!