If this Craigslist post is to be believed, Vesuvio Bakery, the 90-year-old Spring Street institution that's been closed for renovations since July, is for sale. The sharp-eyed Eater crowd spotted the listing this morning, which reads: "Great Bakery - cafe or retail shop, $5,500 per month, 400 sq ft, plus 1,000 sf basement, two 400 sf coal bread ovens vented through chimneys, $140k key money." There have been rumors for some time now that the beloved bakery would never reopen, and visitors from as far afield as Israel and Sicily have been dismayed to arrive on our shores and find it closed. (One stymied customer even came from as far away as the Bronx, according to this photo of sad graffiti at the shuttered bakery.) So...who's got $140K in seed money to open a bakery?
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