After 25 years in enterprise, Levain Bakery has expanded into Lower Manhattan with its sixth location — and a new cookie. The brand new retailer opened Wednesday at 340 Lafayette Street, at Bleecker Street, in NoHo, and so far as bakeries go, Levain had an uncommon begin.
Homeowners Connie McDonald and Pam Weekes met in a swimming pool at Columbia University whereas coaching for a triathlon, and their shared curiosity becomes a work of affection. They began baking to gasoline their coaching, and in 1995, they opened a wholesale bread bakery on West 74th Road.
That they had determined to make a small batch of their favourite cookies to see if individuals favoured them as a lot as they did, and the chocolate walnut cookie quickly bought some firm with three more flavours — after which the strains began forming.
The pair expanded to different areas; however, they hope funding from a non-public fairness firm takes them to the subsequent stage. They’ve grown their administration group with a plan to unfold across the globe.
And with the grand opening of their first Downtown location comes their first new cookie in 25 years — a model-new concoction referred to as “Two Chip,” with two forms of chocolate chips and minus the walnuts. Every cookie is 2 inches high by 4 inches vast and weighs 6 ounces, with a price ticket of $4. However, Levain’s success is not simply the results of scrumptious meals — however, the friendship that is baked in.