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Maison Laduree brings macarons to UES

August 30, 2011 10:49AM

Parisian macaron shop, Maison Laduree opened its first American outpost on the Upper East Side this morning, the New York Observer reported. The 149-year-old bakery was slated to open at 864 Madison Avenue between 70th and 71st streets yesterday, Eater noted, but Hurricane Irene pushed the opening to 9 a.m. this morning. The bakery is famous for macarons, or rainbow-colored almond meringue shells sandwiching butter cream or ganache. Last year, a similar shop, Macaron Cafe, opened at 625 Madison Avenue at 59th Street. The Madison Avenue building in which Maison Laduree is opening is owned by the Sol Goldman estate, shows, which The Real Deal reported yesterday is headed to court with Blackstone Group over a default notice at 1140 Sixth Avenue. [NYO] and [Eater]

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