Corner Bakery in Rio Pushes Back Closing Date

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After nearly 25 year in business, Corner Bakery at 1 Grand Corner Ave in Gaithersburg’s Rio will be permanently closing this week.

Originally scheduled to close on Thursday, February 22, a representative from the location tells us the last day in business will now be Sunday, February 25. Menu items at Corner Bakery include breakfast sandwiches, pastries, paninis, pastas, soups, and salads. The company has an additional Montgomery County location at 10327 Westlake Dr in Bethesda.

Earlier today we reported that TOUS les JOURS, a French-Asian bakery that recently opened a location inside of New Grand Mart (13069 Wisteria Dr) in Germantown, will be taking over the space.

The company filed for bankruptcy in February 2023 and was sold at auction for $15,000,000 in June.

About: “Inspired by great fresh ingredients, our small neighborhood bakery on a corner in downtown Chicago began creating artisan breads and freshly baked sweets. And upon a little success, neighbors began to ask us for sandwiches made with that fabulous bread, followed by homemade soups and salads, and even made-to-order scramblers. Our guests’ requests continued to inspire us as our bakery’s menu and business grew.

Today, we continue to fulfill the needs and desires of our neighbors with a menu of ingredient-inspired, prepared-to-order food. When you visit our cafe, you’ll see real kitchens in place of assembly lines. You’ll hear the chopping of over 40 types of fresh herbs, fruits and vegetables, and the sizzle of our real panini grill. You’ll see the stove’s open flame and feel the warmth from our ovens working all day long. They’re the traditions we established years ago that we still passionately follow today.”

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