A sustainable bakery called Little Cupcake Bakeshop will open next spring at 589 Vanderbilt in Prospect Heights, according to co-owner Massimo LoBuglio. The storefront on the corner of St. Marks Avenue, which used to be Pena’s Food Market, will be Little Cupcake’s third location in the city, joining two in Soho and Bay Ridge. Little Cupcake has become known as the world’s first carbon-neutral bakery, because they use energy efficient practices and appliances, green construction, biodegradable packaging and ConEd Solutions wind power, according to their website. And their stores are insulated by recycled blue jeans, just like the Kickstarter headquarters in Greenpoint.
They’ve also hosted fundraisers for endangered species, hungry children in developing countries and environmental charities. And the four Brooklyn brothers who run the bakery enjoy supporting street art: Their Prince Street store hosted a Shepard Fairey mural two years ago, and they plan to have street artist Gilf! paint the Prospect Heights shop. GMAP