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Yummy Link: Magnolia Bakery Shut Down by the Dept. of Health

In a story that's still developing, the Department of Health has shut down the famous Magnolia Bakery. Apparently it's a lack of sinks - and not rats - that has caused the shut down. Guess you'll just have to make Magnolia cupcakes at home until it reopens.

Update: Magnolia has issued an official statement stating that they've operated for 10 years without this sink.

Update 2: The Department of Health has allowed Magnolia to reopen now that they've installed a new sink.
- Eater

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aistea311 aistea311 9 years
omg thank god you posted this yumsugar, I am going to NYC in like a month!
AtatakaiSunshine AtatakaiSunshine 9 years
Hm.. after reading the story and two updates, that was a rather pointless event. I'd be more worried about whether companies actually use their sinks.
JennaV JennaV 9 years
But they will reopen eventually, right?
sevendayrain sevendayrain 9 years
a sink is what cause them to close.....:\ thats stupid!!
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 9 years
speaking of cupcakes...what about Burgers & Cupcakes? anybody from NY been there?
CamillaCat CamillaCat 9 years
Crazy, hope it gets up and running again soon. I tried the recipe listed on this site for the cupcakes one time, whoa, sug-a-ry!
socalcutie socalcutie 9 years
you know... there's another bakery in town that was started by one of the co-founders of Magnolia. they have the SAME cupcakes.... if you've ever been on the sex and the city tour, you'll know what im talking about...
Food Food 9 years
ktown - the apparently need 2 sinks and only have one.
ktownpolarbear ktownpolarbear 9 years
i'm a little confused. how can they not have a sink? where do they wash their hands?
pattyxxcore pattyxxcore 9 years
well, if they wash their hands in the same sink as say, the dish washing sink, it could cause a cross contamination. i guess it makes sense. i'm just hoping it will be open again by the time i come back to new york in a few weeks.
CiaoBella2 CiaoBella2 9 years
Wow! Every time I'm in NYC I go there for their cupcakes. Hope they're able to reopen soon!
ALSW ALSW 9 years
A lack of sinks can shut down a business? Good grief.
bigestivediscuit bigestivediscuit 9 years
CRAZY!!!! I love their cupcakes! Mostly, they're just really, really pretty :)
bfly1133 bfly1133 9 years
I think the Department of Health should be responsible for letting consumers know the reasons behind any closure. Just shutting something down doesn't help anyone.
crispet1 crispet1 9 years
Wow. Im sure a lot of people are upset over this!
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