The Chelsea Hotel to Get a 'Doughnut Lodge'
It seems that when we usually write about the "Last Bohemian Outpost" aka The Chelsea Hotel in New York City, the news is not very good. Hoarders, angry residents, peeping Toms, etc.
But today, there's a bit of sweet news for the historic hotel--it's getting a doughnut shop!
Yes, doughnuts have long been the new cupcake (at least according to our brother Jaunted) and the Chelsea Hotel is going to get a piece of that er...pie with the Doughnut Plant. Timeout NY reports:
The 700-square-foot, marble-floored space trumps the tiny ten-year-old flagship on Grand Street, which will remain operational, though Isreal will also make doughnuts on site in Chelsea. Fans should also be pleased to know that for the very first time there will be tables where patrons can sit, plus a full-service espresso bar. “It’s more of a doughnut lounge,” says [owner Mark] Isreal.
In addition to offering his usual variety of cake and yeast doughnuts, cinnamon buns and churros, Isreal is working on some new items for the debut of Doughnut Plant Chelsea that are “going to be a surprise.”
The shop will open in the space that is now occupied by Dan's Guitars. It will be accessible both from inside the hotel and on the street. The opening date is set for April or May.
Of course, the notoriously cranky hotel residents are not happened. They kicked off the New Year by posting this cartoon on their blog. Sigh.