more to the recent closing of Sweet Melissa, the patisserie on Court Street near Douglass Street, than owner Melissa Murphy's farewell message in the window revealed.
Murphy explained that she was shifting her focus back to her passion of baking and developing new recipes. She announced that she would continue her business out of her other store in Park Slope (175 7th Avenue).
On Friday afternoon, the King's County Marshal's office taped a "Legal Possession"sticker on the storefront at 276 Court Street, which Melissa's vacated on February 7th. Such proceedings mean "the tenant remained in possession of the premises after the expiration of the lease term without the landlord's permission, and/or non-payment proceedings, where the tenant is alleged to have defaulted on the payment of rent."
The patisserie had been a part of this community since 1998.
(Thanks for the photo, Mary)