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Baldanza's Bakery in Beachwood, closed for good?

A month or two ago we were in there for bread and the display cases were empty. They said they lost their baker but were still selling bread. Now when I drive past it looks closed up. I thought they had contracts with local sub shops/pizza places/schools and that would've kept them going. No local bakeries left. Sad.

Anyone hear anything?

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  1. It's been closed and boarded up with "no trespassing" signs for several weeks. I haven't heard anything about why.

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    1. re: Njchicaa

      Too bad. I was hoping it was temporary. I'm guessing LaScala is going to get alot more business this holiday season.

      Thanks Njchicaa.

      1. re: Jerseygirl111

        Ill miss it.....used to love to sit there with a coffee and delicious danishes......sad

    2. I loved the rye and marble rye bread.

      1. There seems to be some signs of life. The other day when I drove past, the dumpsters were loaded up with ripped out drywall and lights were on inside. Here's hoping!

        1. They are renovating right now, Mr Baldanza is renting to new tenants. From what I heard bakery and more deli items to be served!

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          1. re: BorgataRay

            Hooray! Good news. I must agree that place needed some updating.

            If the Italian bread is good, they will come!

            I am dying for a good roasted pepper/fresh mozzerella sandwich.

            1. re: Jerseygirl111

              Amazingly WAWA now has a Caprese Sandwich on Ciabatta Bread with fresh Mozzarella!!

               
              1. re: Tapas52

                This is a pale substitute for my own garden tomato, fresh mozzerella sandwich. However I am lacking an Italian bakery to get my bread. I have proven, through trial, sadly inept at bread making myself. Sigh.

                However, we are fans of WaWa! Rt 37 TR makes a better sub than Bayville.

          2. Well it's September 2014 now. There seemed to be some work going on earlier in the year but nothing has moved outside for months now. There is a lift that just sits there and there was some sheetrock in the trash behind the building but now, nothing. Sad.

            There is no Bakery in our local area. The closest is in TR near the Home Depot or Seaside Park. Now I have to buy crappy rolls and bread from the supermarket.

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            1. re: Jerseygirl111

              I went past there yesterday and it looked like there was some kind of construction going on in the back part of the building. That section of Rt. 9 is so ghetto with the empty bakery, gas station, and the falling down strip mall.

              1. re: Njchicaa

                Did you see people? Otherwise it's the same construction garbage that's been sitting there for months. :-(

                1. re: Jerseygirl111

                  Yes there were people going in and out of a side door.

                  1. re: Njchicaa

                    When I drove past there last weekend, there were people fixing cars in the garage part on the side street. It did not look bakery related. I think I have given up.

                    If I had money I would open a bakery myself! There is a demand around here.