Gets New Look After 70+ Years Of Service
Foregoing a more traditional ribbon-cutting, the proprietors of Rudy’s Pastry Shop and Café in Ridgewood held an edible “ribbon eating” ceremony last Saturday, Mar. 10, to mark the reopening of the remodeled neighborhood business.
Located at 905 Seneca Ave., Rudy’s Pastry has been offering a wide variety of pastries, cakes and other delicacies to Ridgewood residents for more than 70 years. The shop was recently remodeled by owner Antonetta Binanti into a fullfledged café where customers can stop and enjoy a bite.
The Binanti family has owned and operated Rudy’s for more than 32 years.
Among those on hand to take part in the celebration last Saturday were a host of local elected officials, including Rep. Nydia Velázquez, State Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Assemblyman Mike Miller and City Council Members Elizabeth Crowley and Diana Reyna.
Ted Renz, executive director of the Myrtle Avenue Business Improvement District and the Ridgewood Local Development Corporation (RLDC), also participated along with Paul Kerzner, president of the RLDC and the Ridgewood Property Owners and Civic Association; Community Board 5 Chairperson Vincent Arcuri; and Kevin Kong, managing director of the Renaissance Economic Development Center.
Along with Binanti, all those taking part in the “ribbon eating” ceremony enjoyed turnovers to mark the occasion.