Friends of ‘Laine’s Bake Shop, the time has come for us to close our location inside of the One Eleven Food Hall. Saturday, February 29th will be our last day in the space. It has been our pleasure to serve the Pullman community during our time here and our team truly treasures the great relationships we have built with many of you.
The decision to close was not an easy one for our team and was driven primarily by two factors.
1. We have struggled to make this space profitable for some time and have endured many challenges behind the scenes
2. Investing additional resources in operating this location takes away from our ability to execute our mission. I created ‘Laine’s as a social enterprise food manufacturing company committed to catalyzing wealth in south and west side communities in Chicago by profitably scaling our company and transferring ownership to employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Program.
I remain committed to this vision and hope that making this difficult decision will be in the best interest of our stakeholders as we move forward.
Our phone number and email will remain the same and we hope that we can continue to cater your events and celebrations in the future!
We invite you to join us for our final event in the space, with The Chicago Bread Club on Tuesday, February 25th at 6:30. We’ll discuss what it means to bake with a social mission and share freshly baked breads and treats made from locally milled grains.
We are doing our best to keep your favorite items in stock this week. To get things started this weekend we have plenty of caramel and crunch cakes, bread pudding, cookies, sweet potato and pecan pies, red velvet cheesecake brownies, banana pudding, and cheesecake jars. We also have soups from Exquisite, vegan and gluten free muffins and cookies from Holcomb Hollow and Egg Rolls from Egg Roll Etc while supplies last. More cobblers and rum cakes will arrive later this afternoon.
We hope to see you during this final week! Our team would love to hear any stories or memories that you have from our time with you. Please drop them in the comments!
We plan to return to our pop up model so make sure you’re in the loop for the latest details. Text “LAINES” to 66866 to sign up for our newsletter.
Lastly, I encourage you to remember the other small businesses within the food hall, Majani’s and Lexington Betty’s. I implore you to support them and spread the word. Their livelihood as small retail businesses depends on it!