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Cake Boss Says Goodbye to Ridgewood


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 .