A Bay Ridge foodie’s paradise is rising from the dead!
Leske’s Bakery, which closed in May, is making a comeback, according to state Sen. Marty Golden, and other local officials, who said the shop will reopen in approximately two months under new ownership.
Leske’s is located at 7612 Fifth Ave.
Golden called the reopening “exciting news” and said that even though the bake shop will have new owners, the same bakers will be working there.
That’s good news for this reporter, who loves Leske’s delicious brownies!
Community Board 10 District Manager Josephine Beckmann said a sign has been posted in the bakery window informing customers about the reopening.
“We’re excited. I think the fact that it’s reopening is great for the avenue,” she said.
Beckmann, whose office is located a few blocks from Leske’s, said she can’t wait to buy her favorite dessert, an apple turnover.
John Quaglione, deputy chief of staff to Golden, said he loved the black and white cookies at Leske’s.
The business was originally founded by members of Bay Ridge’s Norwegian-American community. In the 1950s and 1960s, Bay Ridge was home to a Norwegian-American community that numbered in the hundreds of thousands.
On holidays, customers would line up outside the bakery to buy fresh bread, nut-filled coffee rings, butter cookies and other treats.
Read more about the exciting reopening of Leske’s Bakery in the Bay Ridge Eagle, on newsstands on March 1.
- Paula Katinas
No related posts.