No need to travel uptown anymore when you have a craving for a gooey, half-pound cookie. Time Out NY tells us that Levain is opening a Noho outpost, their first downtown location, on February 26th. In addition to offering their four signature cookies–chocolate chip walnut, dark chocolate peanut butter chip, dark chocolate chocolate chip, and oatmeal raisin–the new shop will have a yet-to-be-revealed new menu.
Levain opened their first storefront in 1994 in a teeny tiny space on West 74th Street and Amsterdam Avenue that still draws insanely long lines of tourists waiting for that perfect Instagram pic. They then opened locations in Harlem and the Hamptons, as well as a second, larger Upper West Side spot a couple of years ago. In July, they expanded to the Upper East Side. Co-owners Pam Weekes and Connie McDonald told Time Out that they chose Noho for its “amazing energy.” Weeks said, “We’re not interested in having stores on every corner,” but they are contemplating a Williamsburg shop and a non-NYC location (they have expressed interest in Boston, D.C., and Chicago in the past).
The new store is located at 340 Lafayette Street, at Bleecker, and will be open from 7am-10pm daily.
[Via Time Out NY]
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