After 100 years of promoting spectacular desserts for weddings and workplace events, the landmark Borracchini’s Bakery & Mediterranean Market on Rainier Avenue South introduced Saturday it was closed for good.
The pandemic has taken down one other enterprise — this one, a vacation spot for generations of Seattleites who couldn’t resist the candy choices whereas immersing themselves in custom.
“ … we’re within the get together enterprise. The issue with that’s nobody has been gathering over the previous 12 months to have these events. Evidently, it was devastating to our enterprise,” mentioned the household on the bakery’s Facebook page.
In an Aug. 22, 1993, Seattle Instances story, Remo Borracchini — now 90 — informed of being born eight blocks from the bakery.
Enterprise was good.
“We do as much as 150 birthday desserts a day. And round 110 marriage ceremony desserts each weekend. Final Saturday we did 125 marriage ceremony desserts and I figured it out that on that day 13,780 folks have been consuming our marriage ceremony desserts in Seattle,” he informed Instances restaurant critic John Hinterberger.
The enterprise has extra lately been run by his three daughters, Lisa Desimone, Mimi Norris and Nannette Heye.
On Friday night, Heye mentioned they have been nonetheless undecided about their choices. On Saturday, the closure was introduced.
“We now have the perfect clients on this planet,” she mentioned.
Inside 45 minutes of that Fb posting, over 300 feedback had been posted by folks with fond reminiscences of the Italian store:
“Nooooooo! Our household has been coming to your bakery because it’s inception. Each marriage ceremony, birthday, and the whole lot got here out of your bakery. Are you positive there’s nothing the group can do to assist preserve your doorways open?”
“That is heartbreaking! Remo sat down with my husband and I after we have been there to pick our marriage ceremony cake. We talked about cake and marriage. On the marriage ceremony, everybody raved about how this was the perfect cake that they had ever had. ♡ and it really was.”
“Been going to Borracchini’s since my household moved to Seattle from LA in 1977. I used to be 11yo and have been having fun with the bakery since then. I all the time felt a way of familiarity after I walked in as a result of it by no means modified lots….and I believed that was a giant optimistic!”
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