Mon dieu. As we teased in our recent post on Paris Baguette, Downtown Brooklyn is about to get another French bakery. Maison Kayser, the artisanal “authentic Parisian” boulangerie, will open at 57 Court Street — the last vacant retail space at the base of the Brooklyn Municipal Building — in late September.
Brownstoner has the first renderings of the interior of the store, which will feature a 108-seat cafe “reminiscent of a Parisian bistro” in addition to a bakery counter with a selection of to-go items. Kayser’s famous bread will be hand-kneaded, shaped and baked on site.
“We wanted to bring the Maison Kayser experience to Brooklyn, a community rich with artisans and an appreciation of authentic cuisine,” a spokesperson for Maison Kayser told Brownstoner.
Maison Kayser signed a 12-year lease in early June for the 3,000-square-foot ground floor retail space (in addition to 1,500 square feet on the lower level) nestled between candy store It’Sugar and a SoulCycle. The asking rent-per-square-foot was $160, reported The Real Deal at the time.
The new venue is less than half a block from Borough Hall and the planned Brooklyn Strand improvements. It’s a location that’s already a transportation nexus for the area, and poised to grow further with the neighborhood’s increasing residential population and influx of Brooklyn tourists.
French chef Eric Kayser opened the first Maison Kayser in Paris in 1996. Over the past two decades, the company has grown to more than 100 locations in 13 countries. Manhattan currently has five locations with another three on the way. The Court Street Maison Kayser will be the first in Brooklyn.
Finalement! Better Bread Is Coming to Downtown Brooklyn [TRD]
Paris Baguette’s Entrée on Court Street, Maison Kayser Coming Soon [Brownstoner]
Renderings via Maison Kayser