5/30/2012 01:48:00 PM
Francois Payard Bakery Opening Near Columbus Circle On Friday
This Friday, the Columbus Circle area will get a new sweets shop in the form of Francois Payard Bakery, which is slated to open on Broadway between 57th and 58th Street. This marks the third location of the venture, also known as FPB Bakery. While this locale will serve many of the same items and mimic the decor of the others, it will have one notable exclusive offerings: soft-serve ice cream. Great, because Central Park is a short walk away, and those lines at the Mr. Softee truck can be killer.
The new locale will also offer lunch boxes to go for those who want to eat in the park - they include a half sandwich, a small salad, a fruit cup and two macarons. Speaking of the chef's signature treat, anyone who stops by on opening day and makes a purchase will a free one to take along with them. Nice (1775 Broadway; 212-956-1775).