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Andersonville’s Legendary Swedish Bakery Closing After Nearly A Century In Business

swedish-bakeryAfter nearly a century of serving the Andersonville neighborhood, the Swedish Bakery at 5348 N. Clark St. will be closing at the end of February.

The storefront has been around since 1929, but the Stanton family has been the current owners for the past 38 years. In those years of operation, the bakery has become a legendary store where customers have flocked to get their share of fresh baked delights.

Unfortunately in a Chicago Tribune article, the bakery’s operations officer Dennis Stanton said that their customer base has been slowly dying off as millennials have been looking for a more unique food experience. Stanton also blamed increased competition, as well as the family just ‘getting older.’

The news came as a horrible shock to many loyal patrons of the Swedish Bakery, prompting 1,300 concerned comments on their Facebook page. “Say it isn’t so” and “Please don’t go” were regularly posted as followers expressed their sadness and love for the iconic business that has become a staple of the Andersonville neighborhood.

With their last day of operation on February 28, people have been calling in orders to stock up on their favorite goodies. Stanton mentioned that they are considering selling their recipes.


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