Block Street Bakery To Open

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Cary and Cindy Arsaga plan to open Block Street Bakery in Fayetteville this July when they close Arsaga’s Espresso Cafe across the street.

Cindy Arsaga says the bakery will serve soups, sandwiches and coffee in addition to bakery fare. There will be few chairs inside, but the Arsagas may build a deck on the building for outdoor seating.

For about three years, the Arsagas had a running battle with their landlord, Lamar Anderson, who owns Hugo’s, a restaurant in the basement underneath the coffee shop.

Cindy Arsaga says the argument began when a delivery man spilled milk in the coffee shop and it leaked through the floor onto a new boiler Anderson had installed in the building to provide heat. Problems got worse when the toilet in Arsaga’s overflowed and leaked through the floor to Hugo’s.

HAnderson attempted to evict Arsaga’s. The Arsagas went to court to to try to stay in the building, but ended up settling out of court and deciding to move out. Cindy Arsaga says they must be out of their current location by November, but they will move before then. She says the couple may open a new coffee shop in the future.