A Closing (and Opening) for Metropolitan Bakery
Friday, January 10, will be the last day of business for the Chestnut Hill outpost of Metropolitan Bakery, which had provided Germantown Avenue with fresh-baked loaves, pastries and other specialty items for 15 years. However, proprietors Wendy Smith Born and James Barrett are not referring to the shutter as a closing, exactly - instead, they are moving the location of the enterprise.
Starting on Thursday, January 23, Metropolitan Bakery will have a Thursday-Friday-Saturday stand at the Chestnut Hill Farmer’s Market (8229 Germantown Ave., Bldg. D). Expect a similar array of breads, pastries and sweets at the stand, available for purchase each weekend “hopefully for another 15 years.” Other Metropolitan locations include the side-by-side flagship bakery and cafe in Rittenhouse, cafes in University City and at the Free Library, and a stand in Reading Terminal Market.