501 Central Avenue, Orange, NJ
Mostly remembered as Coquelle’s, home of the best Italian pastries in Essex County, it was recently discovered that this was the home of S. Slack & Co., producers of remarkable stained glass windows dating back to 1870.
Once thought to be much younger, the origin of this 1870 building was revealed when HANDS was contacted by a descendant of its first owner, Stephen Slack, the famous stained glass artist, a contemporary of Tiffany.
HANDS has transformed the Bakery into the home of Southern Comfort Cafe, the brain child of Marcus Johnson and Rochelle Brown-Johnson, a well known producer for the FOOD Network and Emeril. Artist work studios now occupy the rear where bread and pastries were once produced.