Hudson's Breadfolks closes after only two years
Ted Remsnyder reports for Columbia-Greene Media that Breadfolks Bakery, an establishment that offered gourmet breads and pastries in Hudson, has closed its doors for good after two years of operation, according to an August 29, social media post from company owner Norman Jean Roy. Roy said the business, located in the 300 block of Warren Street, had run its course despite its success. “In the two years we’ve been open, we’ve served over 200,000 customers and made over 400,000 breads and pastries on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. While this may seem small by some bigger bakery standards, that’s a lot for our small bakery staff and our small town of Hudson.... Seeing our relentless line start 30 minutes before opening every day always left us in awe and made us grateful. ...” A fashion photographer by profession, Roy said Breadfolks had reached its business milestones sooner than anticipated and that he decided to close the bakery’s retail location and “focus all our energy on Breadfolks’ next chapter.” Lori Dardani, owner of Steiner’s Sports located across the street from the bakery, said she has seen the Hudson business community constantly change over the last five decades since her family purchased the bike and ski shop in 1971. “I’m not concerned,” Dardani said. “I think it was just their choice.” Jonathan Simons, the owner of Jonathan’s Computers, another bakery neighbor, said he would classify the Warren Street business scene as healthy. “If you are in Hudson on the weekends, then you see the large number of people that are out shopping and dining,” he said. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.