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Oct 1, 2012 09:55 AM

Gaston Avenue Bakery

Does anyone know what happened to the Gaston Avenue Bakery in Somerville? I heard that it has been closed for several months.

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  1. How the mighty have fallen! There was a time when people lined up (outside) to make purchases at this bakery. Then it began to decline and now it's gone.

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    1. re: ambrose

      Decline started after the Eichel family sold the bakery and the new management stopped baking fresh on a daily basis and started handing out refrigerated products as if they were fresh, which they weren't. Loss of their great rye and onion rye breads made it less ethnic in appeal but the slip in quality was the kiss of death that slowly strangled the place

    2. So sad. It used to be one of the best in the area.

      These 'old school' places are disappearing fast. It's getting harder & harder to get decent bread and especially good kaiser rolls anymore. We're stuck with the supermarket bakery crap.
      People these days give a classically made baguette or Italian loaf these days one squeeze and dismiss it as stale because it has hard crust.
      Proof that mankind is circling the drain.

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      1. re: The Professor

        Mediterranean bakery on Union Avenue in Bound Brook bakes some credible fresh baguettes, Italian loaves, semolina breads, boules, ciabattta loaves and several sized rolls available starting daily at 6 am......worth checking out. Good flavors just wish a crustier, more brittle crust. Still beats trucked in Calandra loaves from Newark