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Midtown’s Bakeshop to close early next year

bakeshop11Jonathan St. Hilaire, owner of Midtown’s Bakeshop, announced this morning on Bakeshop’s Facebook page that the bakery will close early next year. It will be replaced by another restaurant which, according to What Now Atlanta, will be Lime Fresh Mexican Grill.

Hilaire conceded in his post that Bakeshop has been struggling with current space constraints to manage its growing wholesale business. He also said, “I can’t release any details on the two things I’m working on now, but hope to by the end of the year. I can promise that you’ll be able to find Bakeshop breads and pastries in Atlanta.”

Bakeshop will be open through the holiday season to fill holiday baking needs.

–by Jenny Turknett, Food and More blog

6 comments Add your comment

Edward

November 25th, 2011
12:17 pm

I can’t say I’ll miss them. While they did produce some things that were very good (breads, cookies, brownies, croissant, pies), their cakes and cupcakes were simply terrible. They suffered the same “more is not better” syndrome that plagues so many Atlanta bakeries. The cakes looked amazing, and their frostings were very good, but the actual cake part was dry and crumbly to the point of being nearly inedible. The baker was obviously over-beating and over-leavening the batter. I will continue to visit Little Azio and Noodle next door and look forward to trying Lime Fresh.

Melissa

November 25th, 2011
2:59 pm

I agree with the post above, not sure what all the hype was about, went there twice, I haven’t been back. The service was horrible, the cupcakes were tasteless, although their croissants were delicious. Hopefully something better comes to Midtown.

CK

November 25th, 2011
3:47 pm

Good Riddance. They started out with a great product and quickly deteriorated.

Sharon G.

November 25th, 2011
9:28 pm

I agree with everyone above, also. Just so everyone knows, all the croissants are frozen. They haven’t made them from scratch in ages. Don’t let them fool you. The terrible service won’t be missed either. New staff every few months? What’s up with that?

Sam

November 26th, 2011
3:05 am

I’m all for giving credit where credit is due but this story was written about (first) by Lisa Schoolcraft in the Atlanta Business Chronicle November 4th.

Chris

November 28th, 2011
12:26 pm

I have to pile on as well: rarely have I endured such intolerable service for such poor food.