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Cake Boss Says Goodbye to Ridgewood

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the staff of the Ridgewood blog

Ridgewood NJ, The Ridgewood and Morristown locations of Carlo’s Bake Shop have closed, this follows closures in Redbank and Westfield.

The Village  of Ridgewood location of Carlo’s Bake Shop, which first opened in 2013 in Wilsey Square, was Valastro’s first foray in New Jersey outside of his home town of  Hoboken. The bakery has been in operation in the Mile Square City since 1910. Valastro’s family took over in 1964, when his father, Bartolo Valastro Sr., bought the bakery.

An expansion of the business followed Valastro’s rapid rise to fame on the TLC reality series “Cake Boss,” which premiered in 2009 and went on to run for 10 seasons. The show, which has filmed at both the original Hoboken bakery and the company’s factory at the Lackawanna Center in Jersey City, did not air in 2018. Sources say an 11th season is likely slated for this fall.

With TV fame Carlo’s Bake Shop quickly expanded to other states,  New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Texas, Florida, Nevada, Minnesota, George, California  as well as Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The Ridgewood store may best be remembered for the November 2013 Bomb scare in which the store was evacuated .

http://theridgewoodblog.net/cake-boss-store-in-ridgewood-evacuated-due-to-bomb-threat/

9 thoughts on “Cake Boss Says Goodbye to Ridgewood

  1. Good riddance to bad rubbish.

  2. In the past few weeks we are seeing stores close up in the village. Is this the start of the beginning of the rental bail out. These little stores cannot compete with online shopping in stores like Walmart or Amazon online shopping is hurting the retailer business, and on top of that people do not want to pay for parking, and at most times they cannot even find parking.. I do not see this new parking garage helping out the store owners at all. Unless maybe there is free parking that would help a bit. You know it’s gonna happen with this garage they’re going to lease out all the spaces for commuters to make money. You’re going to see a bunch of out-of-towners coming to report to park their cars to unless maybe there is free parking that would help a bit. You know it’s gonna happen with this garage they’re going to lease out all the spaces for commuters to make money. You’re going to see a bunch of out-of-towners coming to report to park their cars to drive ride the train. That’s it.

  3. The out of town cake tourists jaywalking across from the small triangle hourly lot
    was an automobile death awaiting an ignorant visitor . Some dragging children with then across the dangerous oncoming traffic .police did nothing to enforce walkway and at the light only crosswalk use

  4. Carlos says…Let them (not) eat thy cake..stuff was trucked in from Hoboken etc,

  5. Carlos bakery Westside bagels no parking pain in the ass .

  6. He’s still here?

  7. Parking Sucks on the west side.

  8. His products were ‘eh’ at this location. Fame over flavor and quality. His parents were the rocks and his sisters were the workers at the original. Once Buddy went tv-Hollywood, the prices went up, the portions were smaller, the cakes are all fondant and the quality went to crap. Sorry to see any business fail but it was a long time coming.

  9. Good riddance. Product was sub-par. We have plenty of great local bakeries who do better. Example of poor social engineering – – let market decide what goes in downtown.

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