Eagle-eyed tipsters saw a note tucked into the Wallingford eNews that the Essential Baking Company is planning to shut their Wallingford bakery down. Wha-what? But…but…Rosemary Diamante!
We gave Lee at EBC a call to find out what the scoop was, and he confirmed that, while the exact plans are still being solidified, they are planning to move out of the bakery this Spring. A few years back, they acquired Parisian Star Desserts down in the Cloverdale area of South Seattle and consolidated their pastry and dessert operation with them. The bread-making is now soon to follow.
They have no immediate plans to close the cafe, though, and, of course, their breads will still be available in all the local stores. Also no word on what will happen to that space, as they don’t plan to expand the cafe.
But this could spell the end of the dumpster diving gravy train! So sad!