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Regulars Remember De Robertis, Closing This Week After 110 Years

(Photos: Frank Mastropolo)

(Photos: Frank Mastropolo)

Last week John De Robertis broke the sad news that his family’s 110-year-old East Village pasticceria would close on Dec. 5. It might be even sooner — when we called De Robertis Caffé today, an employee told us “anywhere between Dec. 3 and 5.” With a goodbye message now up on the window and the beloved bakery about to serve its last cannoli, we rounded up some of the sweet memories commenters shared with us last week. They’re paired with a few more photos from Frank Mastropolo’s shoot.
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‘This Is My Living Room’: After 110 Years, De Robertis Caffé Will Close Dec. 5

Robert and customer (Photos: Frank Mastropolo)

John De Robertis and customer (Photos: Frank Mastropolo)

There’s only a limited time left to experience an era when people came to coffee shops to talk rather than stare at a computer screen. De Robertis Caffé is scheduled to close for good on Dec. 5, Bedford + Bowery has learned.
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