Magnolia Bakery Temporarily Closed By Health Department
By: NY1 News
The renowned West Village cupcake haven Magnolia Bakery was temporarily closed by the Health Department Wednesday.
The sweet spot, known for its long lines, was cited for mouse droppings and fruit flies near the garbage.
Health officials also say there was not a sink in the area where the cupcakes are iced and a door handle was missing.
Some patrons of the bakery told NY1 they are disappointed.
"Well, right now I'm borderline devastated,” said one patron. “You see, I'm a cupcake king, I come to Magnolia on a regular. As you well know, not only are they are a New York landmark, but they're very famous for being highlighted on “Sex and City."
"It's been a very trying and difficult day,” said Magnolia Bakery owner Steve Abrams. “We've had an enormous amount of support from the neighborhood and people elsewhere."
The bakery, which is undergoing new ownership, is expected to re-open once the new sink is installed.