It's a gluten-free emergency: The Preston Center branch of Tu-Lu's Gluten-Free Bakery has closed after three years, with two final closeout days on March 17 and 18.
Preston Center was the only branch; the West Village outlet closed quietly in 2014. "We are definitely closed," confirmed co-owner Tully Phillips. "My lease came up this year for renewal, and after having two babies who are 21 months and 4 months old, I wanted to focus more of my attention on them, so I decided not to renew."
Phillips says she may consider setting up a stand at one of the farmers markets around town, but, meanwhile, the Preston Center store is hosting a closeout.
"On Tuesday and Wednesday, we are having a 30 percent off sale for all products at the bakery," she says. "Hours will be 9 am to 3 pm. We still have muffins and loaves, which freeze well. We're also selling mixes for coffee cake, muffins, and chocolate and vanilla cake."