On the facade of the building (next door to luxury condo 211 Elizabeth), the name of the old store reveals itself: “G. La Rosa & Son Bread Co. Inc.”
I couldn’t find any info on when G. La Rosa & Son closed their doors. The space has been occupied by the Elizabeth Street Gallery, an architectural ornament and antiques shop, for years.
Here it is in a 1995 photo with what looks like different graffiti on a roll-down gate covering the windows and doors.
The gallery there today has some ridiculously high-priced objects for wealthy collectors. They probably do a good business.
But could anything for sale there could be as gratifying as the scent of fresh-baked bread wafting out the windows of an old-school Italian bakery?
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