It’s a “Moonstruck” marriage!
The much-loved bakery that served as the backdrop in Cher’s 1987 hit romance is coming back to Carroll Gardens — and like the film’s lovesick star, Cammareri Bakery has found its perfect match.
Ten years after closing its legendary shop at Henry and Sackett streets, Cammareri’s is pairing with Monteleone, a Court Street pastry shop, to start what carbohydrate hounds are already imagining will be the dreamiest marriage around: the Monteleone & Cammareri bakery.
“They are a pastry shop that has been there forever, too,” co-owner Nick Cammareri said. “It was a good opportunity to merge bread with pastry and bring old-world baking back to Brooklyn.”
Cammareri grew up above the old bakery opened by his grandfather 1921. In 1986, the family closed shop to focus on a location in New Jersey and another in Bensonhurst.
Their old haunt is occupied by Naidre’s, a decidedly more new-world establishment.
With that new laptop and latte crowd in mind, the new double-team bakery will sell a few carbo-concoctions that neither establishment sold in the past.
“We still got a lot of the old people who like their sweets full-strength,” said Lenny Cristino, owner of Monteleone. “But we know the neighborhood is changing, so we did some things new.”
Cristino said that 80 percent of the pastries will be full-strength and 20 percent will be a “little lighter.”
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