In September 2010, François Payard opened FPB, a casual bakery on West Houston Street in downtown New York City, where guests can enjoy a variety of sweet and savory selections in an inviting, casual setting. FPB is the first of several collaborative projects from François and restaurateur Marlon Abela of Marlon Abela Restaurant Corporation (MARC), whose portfolio also includes the A Voce restaurants in New York City, as well as other restaurants in the U.S. and London. Additional projects similar to the FPB concept as well as an upscale patisserie are due to open in New York City throughout 2010 and 2011.If your idea of sweets is a delicious croissant, brioche or pain au chocolat then you need to pay a visit to FPBNYC. If you're more the type to eat an eclair (btw, not many places have them), a fresh fruit tart or a Le Gateau (try the hazelnut) then this is the place for you. It is not a chocolate shop like his UES location, it is a bakery and a nice addition to the Francois Payard sweet tooth arsenal.