After 120 Years, Future of Parisi Bakery Looks Uncertain on Mott Street

Aug 20, 2022 442

Parisi Bakery, an institution in Little Italy dating back to the turn of the last century, appears to be on shaky ground. The landlord (May Leun Realty) last week taped an official Notice of Termination to the shuttered roll-down gate at 198 Mott Street. Seemingly signaling the end an era. The letter noted a cancelation of the tenancy that is effective September 30, and that “no current lease is in effect.”

However, as quickly as the legal notice went up, the paperwork came down. Ultimately replaced by a handwritten sign stating that the Italian eatery is on vacation, but returning August 22. Parisi Bakery is a neighborhood relic, headquartered at this address since the very beginning in 1903.

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