Sucré announces New Orleans return under new female ownership

More than a year after closing doors, local bakery Sucré announced its return Thursday on social media.

This time, the bakery will reopen under new female ownership, with plans to return on Dec. 1.

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“Bringing back what New Orleans loves,” Sucré announced on its Instagram page.

A deeper dive into the company’s Instagram stories revealed more plans for the future of the New Orleans sweet shop.

“We are reviving a beloved New Orleans classic, transformed as a destination dessert and coffee boutique with a sophisticated new atmosphere,” the bakery posted.

At the helm of Sucré new female ownership are two native New Orleanians. Ashley McMillian will return as executive pastry chef, joined by business owner Ayesha Motwani, the bakery announced.

Sucré also says they will retain all the original flavors with sweets and gelato made in-house from scratch, with chocolate sourced from Switzerland.

In June 2019, the local bakery abruptly closed all of its locations, while leaving dozens of employees in the dark about the reason behind the decision. McMillan, who worked there at the time, along with 85 other employees were devastated to learn they were laid off effective immediately.

As one of New Orleans’ popular dessert shops, the bakery was well-known for its macaroons, chocolates and other treats.