Maple Street Patisserie (7638 Maple St., 504-304-1526; www.maplestreetpatisserie.com), The University neighborhood spot for European-style pastries and coffee, is scheduled to open its second location in Mid-City May 28 — inside a former chewing gum factory.
The grand opening at 8300 Earhart Blvd. will begin with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Complimentary sweets will be served.
In addition to the sugary treats patrons have come to expect at Maple Street, an array of European-inspired creative sandwiches and entrees will be offered at the new bistro. Bagel lovers will have a new spot for their favorite morning dough as Maple Street will make "traditional Polish-style [bagels] reminiscent of New York."
The new bistro will be open Monday through Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., and the patisserie hours are 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.