Amy’s Baking Company Reopens, Offers Disappointingly Little Drama

The Internet was ready for the re-opening of bakery, bistro, and Internet drama factory Amy’s Baking Company. One woman who couldn’t get a reservation literally sat outside of the place munching on popcorn, waiting for…explosions? People with Yelp accounts being ejected from the building with a cannon? Whatever spectators were waiting for, they didn’t get it. The massive security presence at the grand re-opening saw to that.

Of course, what would dinner at a restaurant run by a local celebrity be if you didn’t get them to pose for a picture?

Interesting things did happen in the news-sphere, as ABC drama fans learned from the Arizona Republic that co-owner Samy has been the subject of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement proceedings for the last two years. He just so happened to be the subject of a removal hearing on Monday, which his attorney assured media has nothing to do with the restaurant or its television controversy.

According to his attorney, Salomon “Samy” Bouzaglo is an Israeli citizen who was born in Morocco. He does have some kind of troubled past, which he won’t elaborate on for the press, but insists that his residency is legit and that past is behind him.

Amy’s Baking Company co-owner faces deportation [Arizona Republic]
Amy’s Baking Company Grand Re-Opening Event in Scottsdale, 5/21/13 [New Times]
Went to Amy’s Baking Company today [Reddit]