Sunday, August 09, 2015

Quinzani's Bakery in Boston's South End Is Closing, Selling Building

A commercial bakery in Boston that has been supplying local businesses for nearly 100 years is shutting down forever, with the family behind the place selling the building as well.

The Boston Globe is reporting that Quinzani's Bakery in the city's South End is closing next week and that its Harrison Avenue building is being purchased by an undisclosed buyer. In the article, co-owner Rob-Roy Quinzani says "It's been a long time coming....There's presently no one in the fourth generation to hand it down to," while a statement put out by the business mentions that they are working with the state office of Labor and Workforce Development to help their employees find new jobs. Quinzani's business will be taken over by Calise & Sons Bakery in Lincoln, RI, which will work with Piantedosi Baking Co. in Malden on most of the products.

[August 14 update: A Facebook post from The Sausage Guy indicates that Quinzani's Bakery closes its doors for good on Sunday at 2:00 PM.]

[October 21 update: Based on a Twitter post from last night, it appears that the building housing Quinzani's Bakery is in the process of being demolished.]

Quinzani's Bakery first started out as a pastry shop in 1919 in the old Combat Zone, eventually moving to its present-day location approximately 50 years ago, according to the Globe. The company supplies dinner rolls, sandwich rolls, French and Italian bread, and more to about 800 dining spots, caterers, and food service companies.

The address for the soon-to-close Quinzani's Bakery is 380 Harrison Avenue, Boston, MA, 02118.

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[Related article from our sister site (Boston's Hidden Restaurants): Slideshow--Ten Items from Bakeries and Pastry Shops in the Boston Area and Beyond]