The popular confectioner Chip City plans to open a second Upper East Side cookie shop in the coming weeks, Upper East Site has learned.
Signs posted in the storefront of a defunct Carnegie Hill dry cleaner at 1371 Madison Avenue reveal that Chip City is coming soon to the ground floor of the apartment building at the corner of East 96th Street.
A public relations representative for the cookie purveyor confirmed the location to Upper East Site and indicated the new shop could be helping Upper East Siders get their sugar fix as soon as later this month.
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Chip City is known for its rotating menu of decadent cookies, from its take on the classic chocolate chip to specialties like the peanut butter and jelly, pumpkin spice or s’mores that break open perfectly and make for social media gold.
Despite its popularity, the cookie chain isn’t without its controversies. A Yorkville couple contacted Upper East Site after discovering a tooth in the cannoli cookie they bought at Chip City’s UES shop at 1543 Second Avenue, between East 80th and 81st Streets.
Last July, Nabiha Ali, her partner Juan and her sister had picked up the limited edition sweet treat made from sugar cookies mixed with toasted pistachios and cannoli shells, then stuffed with cannoli cream in the center.
“I’m like two bites in, and he’s like, ‘What the fuck is this?'” Nabiha said, describing the moment Juan bit into the tooth to Upper East Site, “and he like pulls it out of his mouth.”
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After their disgusting discovery fell on deaf ears while contacting Chip City on social media, Upper East Site had a dentist and a veterinarian examine the object. Both confirmed it to be a tooth, the vet explaining it was likely from a rat or mouse that had gotten into the flour manufacturer’s supply and died.
Rather than apologizing and refunding the group’s money, Chip City told Upper East Site in a dismissive, unsigned email that for a refund, Juan, Nabiha and Angela would have to contact them directly– either by phone, email or social media— which they had already done without success.
Last week, a public relations representative pitched an interview with Chip City CEO Peter Phillips to Upper East Site regarding the new UES store’s opening. However, when we alerted them to our planned inquiry regarding the tooth found last summer, the rep did not respond.
We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.
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