Although the original Rosie's Bakery in Inman Square shut for good this weekend, the Chestnut Hill Rosie's - and the stand in South Station - remain open, co-owner Judy Rosenberg reports. A note about the closing that was posted in Chestnut Hill did not make it clear it applied only to the Inman Square shop.
In e-mail, Rosenberg explains what happened as bakery sales continued to increase:
As Rosie’s Bakery grew in popularity and demand for product increased, Rosie’s started its own commissary. Years later, it became more prudent to utilize the services of a larger commercial kitchen owned by Finale Boston. Rosie’s bake staff became part of that operation, and that operation continued to be led by Rosie’s long-time Production Manager.
Until recently, Finale had been delivering Rosie’s products on a daily basis and, as always, all cookies and breakfast items are baked in the stores throughout the day. Rosie’s standard for high quality baked goods has always been maintained. Unfortunately, Finale’s production kitchen is no longer operating. On very short notice, Rosie’s owners have put all of their efforts into finding a new supplier to produce their beloved recipes, in order to continue operating the Chestnut Hill and South Station locations. In the meantime, Rosie’s team is busy baking as many batches as they can of their award winning Chocolate Chip and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies and other customer favorites for everyone to enjoy!