The notoriously dumpy Port Authority Bus Terminal will be getting a sweet addition that might just intrigue us enough to actually go inside the building.
The Hoboken-based Carlo's Bake Shop rose to fame on the TLC reality show "Cake Boss," and now a spinoff bakery will soon set up shop at a new location inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
The sprawling 2,774 square foot Cake Boss Cafe is coming to a spot inside the terminal that has been vacant in the north wing for about two years. The $4.3 million lease will keep the cafe there for three years and seven months. Cake Boss officials have agreed to pump $2 million into renovating the space before it opens in about six months.
This will the second Cake Boss Cafe in the city. Buddy Valastro, the crowned "Cake Boss," also opened a location at the Discovery Times Square Exposition Center in May of 2011.
"The store has the potential to become a major draw for residents, visitors and workers throughout New York City," said Michael Francois of the Port Authority.