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Broadway Bakery and Taco de Bajo, in the Historic Third Ward at 241 N. Broadway, are closed. A sign describing the closing hangs at the space. Only the restaurant spaces are closed, the wholesale bakery and catering operations remain running and flourishing.
"More than 95 percent of our company revenue comes through our catering operation, it's time to find a space that better suited for catering and bakery," said co-owner Tessa Santoro-Schulte.
In 2008, the owners of the then Broadway Bistro and Bakery, Joe Schulte and his wife, Tessa, closed the sit-down (bistro) portion of the business, but this week the couple closed both restaurant spaces entirely.
Broadway Bakery, the restaurant, was located in a basement space that was once home to long-time favorite breakfast stop La Boulangerie. Broadway Bakery will find a new catering home in the future as the owners continue to focus on their main catering operation, Gourmet to Go.
The company also has two locations in Downtown Milwaukee, inside Milwaukee Center and right outside the Bon Ton corporate offices.
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