Butter Lane Cupcakes, the East Village-based shop on Seventh Avenue between 4th and 5th, re-opened over the weekend after being closed for about a month due to some illegal plumbing work. The space's last tenant, The King of Cupcakes, however, has regrouped with a new strategy that will place them back in the neighborhood.
I ran into King of Cupcakes owner Garrison earlier today, handing out free cupcake samples outside of the Parkslope Eatery, just up the block from Butter Lane. He told me that they'll be selling their cupcakes out of that storefront, as well as at the Ivy Garden, the new grocery opening on Fourth Avenue, and also "lots of other places nearby."
They had a very rough start, but I'm glad to see that they're giving it another go. Hope they're more successful this time around!