Wednesday, April 3, 2013

House of Cupcakes

Now that Greenwich Village has an International House of Pancakes on Carmine, why not a House of Cupcakes for Sheridan Square? A tipster sent in these shots of the latest cupcake contender to fight for Manhattan's million consumers of cute.



Born of Princeton, New Jersey, the House of Cupcakes recently announced their plan to expand into a "mini chain." The winners of the Food Network’s bloody “Cupcake Wars” partnered with the owner of Party City to go franchise, with locations in Manhattan and the Bronx.

What the Village really needs are more franchises, more chains, and more cupcake shops.

The spot they're moving into was last a GNC. Reader Michael Magill writes, "The GNC was a bar for many years. The GNC moved from Christopher/West 4th to make room for the Tasty Delight next door to the Bank of America, which used to be the Tiffany Diner. Around the corner on Christopher next to the Citibank was The World. Remember the go-go boys in the window on Pride Day? That is now a Dunkin Donuts."



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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

All I could say when I walked by and saw the sign was nooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!

People thought I was crazy...

God I hate this place now.

Ken Mac said...

welcome to Automaton City. Please don't think, you're interrupting my yoga flow..

Anonymous said...

Cupcakes = death

John K. Friedman said...

I don't think that description of the property is correct: the space in the photo is to the north-east of Garage, around the corner from Chase. If I'm correct, this is a benighted location that used to be another diner (NOT Tiffany) that went out in the 90s (maybe around '96 or '97?) and since then has been a successcion of failed businesses. It's cursed! So perhaps the latest multi-faceted fad (not just cupcakes, franchised cupcakes!) will die a quick and quiet death. One can hope.

Anonymous said...

I agree with Anonymous: CUPCAKES = DEATH! That should be on every T-shirt this summer.

Anonymous said...

...and the bar continues to be lowered.

New York City used to be an intellectual town, now it seems that it's exclusively designed for knuckleheads.

Anonymous said...

No starbucks is the old diner. I thinkmitvwasncalled sheridan square diner. Tifany was aross 7th ave on fourth street.

The space where the cupcake hell hole will be going was a music venue for many years and then gnc.

Ed said...

Seriously, is there any reason to leave your apartment anymore?

And if there is no reason go to out anymore, why not do it in a small town where at least you can get a bigger house to spend the day in?

laura said...

you can make your own coffee. you can buy bread etc & make breakfast. looks like there ISNT a breakfast place. house of pancakes is not somewhere i would go too. as for places to meet for dinner/lunch, maybe "J" can take votes. he can cover EV WV maybe chelsea. this will include diners & family style resturants. sometimes he does the UN vanished as well.

onemorefoldedsunset said...

I'd have thought the damn cupcake thing would be over by now, but I suppose it would only be something else equally puerile. Stores for adult-sized infants.

Anonymous said...

I was thinking the very same thing ed...

And I can't believe the thought even crossed my mind..

Anonymous said...

Just got back from DC where most that I saw were Cosi, Chipotle, froyos and cupcakes shops. If it weren't for the White House, Washington monument, etc., I wouldn't know if I ever left NYC. And the DCers and Highliners are the same. They all look and talk alike. It's a country of cupcakes.

Jack Womack said...

As John K. Friedman says, correct -- Tiffany's was across the way. The Starbucks was the Sheridan Square Diner, open at least as early as the late 70s and replaced by said burnt-coffee slingers. The Duchess Club was just down from the corner...about the only businesses left in this intersection from 1977 I think are Village Cigars, that liquor store, and (amazingly) the Riviera...

laura said...

ok how about this: in europe like 70-100 yrs ago there were eclair shops. this was very popular. people did sit down have tea & an eclair. that has class. is it the fast food concept of the cupckae you all find so distasteful? the tacky chain decor? i really did love the magnolia, & i love the coffee & cake places on grande st. dont blame the cupcake.

dash said...

Well, what's this we have here?

http://eater.com/archives/2013/04/17/is-the-gourmet-cupcake-trend-finally-over.php