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The feuding French bakers of Park Slope entered an uneasy détente this week.

Michael Martin, owner of Delices de Paris on Ninth Street, and his ex-wife, Rosanna Rosa of Café Zana on Seventh Avenue, are together again — that is to say their apple tarts are getting reacquainted.

The Health Department played Cupid by closing down Martin’s bakery last week after finding numerous violations. The most egregious was raw sewage in the basement.

If that isn’t romantic, here’s what is: Martin is now telling his customers to go to his ex’s bakery!

It’s a far cry from the bitter pill Martin was dispensing back in December. As reported in The Brooklyn Paper, Martin hung a sign in his window after Rosa opened a rival shop two blocks away. He claimed that Rosa was deliberately trying to steal his customers with her similar shop.

All that is water under the bridge since the Health Department shut down Delices de Paris.

Martin is denying the code violations, claiming simply that the shutdown stemmed from a flooded basement. But obviously he and his former wife have made up, temporarily, at least.

Vive l’amour (or, at least, the Board of Health)!

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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