A 101-year-old Belmont bakery that was destroyed in an explosion in March will not be able to reopen in its longtime home. The family-run Ohlin’s Bakery will search for a different location to set up shop, possibly near its original 456 Common St. storefront, as the Belmontian reported.
Paul and Marybeth Klemm posted an update on the Ohlin’s Facebook page Thursday, informing customers of their dilemma and hunt for a new location.
We wanted to let you know what is going on with Ohlin's Bakery. We were trying our hardest to re-open in our original location that we had been at for 101 years. We were told by our landlord that this is no longer possible.
We are extremely shocked and disappointed by this! It has been very depressing and we feel so lost and sad.
We are hoping and praying to find a new location close by. We have met with some commercial real estate agents and have looked at many locations in Belmont, Watertown, Cambridge, and Arlington. A lot of these places are very small. We had about 1,800 SF before. We could use between 1,700-2,000 SF- with hopefully good PARKING and REASONABLE and AFFORDABLE RENT!
Ohlin’s has earned great acclaim for its doughnuts, and before the explosion, the bakery served bagels, cakes, muffins, pies, and more. Ohlin’s first opened in 1915, as Boston Restaurant Talk noted. The Klemms have asked fans to keep an eye out for a location that may be a suitable place for the bakery to reopen.
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