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Yigit Pura’s Tout Sweet Shop Will Be in Union Square, Possibly Inside Macy’s

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Yigit, posing shirtless and covered in sprinkles for a 2012 charity calendar for Share Our Strength. Photo: Courtesy of Share Our Strength

There’s been much buzz and anticipation for the first solo project from Top Chef: Just Desserts winner Yigit Pura ever since he first hinted at a dessert shop project shortly after becoming the show’s first champ. Now, though there’s still no official announcement from Pura and no definite location for the shop to be called Tout Sweet, the Chron’s Inside Scoop column reveals today that Pura is aiming for a summer opening, and that the undisclosed location is somewhere in Union Square — their educated guess, possibly based on leaked info, being inside Macy’s. Pura just did a dinner at the James Beard House in New York, and only recently returned from Paris where he visited one of his aforementioned inspirations for his shop, Ladurée, and went on a research trip to the Valrhona chocolate factory. [Chron]

Yigit Pura’s Tout Sweet Shop Will Be in Union Square, Possibly Inside