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New York's Cronut bakery reopens to long line of customers after mouse scare

Published on Apr 9, 2014 10:59 AM
A woman waits to enter the Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York on April 8, 2014. -- PHOTO: REUTERS

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York bakery that invented the Cronut, the wildly popular hybrid pastry, reopened its doors on Tuesday, three days after the health department closed it because of a "severe mouse infestation".

About 50 customers lined up at Dominique Ansel Bakery in Lower Manhattan's Soho neighbourhood on Tuesday to buy the croissant-doughnut mix creations, undeterred by an earlier online video of a mouse scurrying through the shop.

The video prompted city health officials to close the bakery last Friday because of "a severe mouse infestation," said a spokesman for the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene in an email.

The shop passed inspection on Monday, and customers did not seem too worried about the pests.

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