Seen & Heard: The Austrian Bakery Is Still On

••• Austrian baker Martin Auer had plans to open a Martin Auer Bakehouse at 249 Church (next to Two Hands), but I assumed it was stalled because there’s been no sign of progress. He often likes TC posts on Facebook, so I reached out again to ask if it was still happening: “Unbelievable but yes!” he replied. “We are still waiting patiently. We love the site so we are still confident that the landlord will rapidly start the renovation and deliver the shop to us on September 1st, as scheduled. That would mean we should open in November….”

249 Church••• Opening April 19 at Patrick Parrish: “Plant-In-City co-founder Huy Bui’s first solo exhibition, Geological Frame, featuring a series of geometric sculptures framed with brass and infilled with wood mass that reveal a landscape of varying topography. These objects can be arranged or stacked to form other objects. The pieces for Geological Frame fit with and are designed to work together with Plant-In-City’s modular dimensions—though the work stands alone.”

••• The Todd Merrill furniture gallery at Lafayette and White has soft-opened. Full report when it’s hard. Uh, wait….

••• Shoeco at 342 Canal is closing. You may also know it as the fun-to-say Ooh! Shoes.

Shoeco 342 Canal••• The Matt Abramcyk/Akiva Elstein restaurant coming to the former Ivy’s Bistro space at 385 Greenwich has gone under the plywood. Thanks for the pic, Andrea!

385 Greenwich