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Anthony’s Hubbub: Boschetto’s Bakery Closes After 118 Years

Boschetto’s Bakery, a much loved destination in Boston’s North End, is shutting down on Saturday after 118 years in business due to a tripling of their rent. Radio Boston intern Siobhan O’Grady visited the bakery this week, and brought us this audio postcard.

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The Boston Globe, “For more than a century, Boschetto’s Bakery, a tiny shop tucked away on Salem Street in Boston’s North End, has entranced passersby with the aroma of freshly baked bread late into the night. The bakery, founded by Italian immigrant Andrew Boschetto, will bake its last loaves — as well as cookies and pizzas — on July 6 and close because of unmanageably high rent, as a notice reads on the red- and green-lettered storefront at 158 Salem St.”


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