Lyndell's Bakery is a
bakeryin Ball Squarein Somerville, Massachusetts. In December 2007, it celebrated 120 years of operation.cite web
title=Somerville bakery keeps recipe for success
publisher=The Boston Globe
date=2007-12-04] Lyndell's is a classic, full-service American bakery, a rare holdout in
Birger C. Lyndell, born in
Swedenin 1866, moved to the United Statesin 1880, seven years before the founding of Lyndell's Bakery in 1887. He lived in Newton until 1901, when he moved to Somerville at an address a block away from the original location of Lyndell's Bakery. A 1940 Newton directory listed Lyndell as retired. The identity of the original owner was lost until uncovered by Bob Hallett, a genealogy buff, who read about the 120 year anniversary in " The Boston Globe".cite web
title=Globe reader finds founder of 120-year-old Somerville bakery
The bakery's second owner, Eugene Klemm, purchased the business in
1934and brought a German influence to the recipes. Klemm sold it to Herman and Janet Kett in 1968. In 2000, Gary Bagarella and a partner, Bill Galatis, former executives with South Boston-based Watermark Donut Company, one of Dunkin Donutslargest franchises, bought the bakery.cite web
title=Will Lyndell's ownership change be a piece of cake?
publisher=Boston Business Journal
date=2000-11-22] Bagarella sold his stake in the business to Galatis in early 2000.
Everything is baked from scratch each day, and daily leftovers are donated to the
Little Sisters of the Poor. Lyndell's does a strong cake decoratingbusiness, and people who've left the area have been known to call from as far away as Georgia and ask for shipments of the bakery's honeycomb bread.
Changes after 2000
Although customers expressed concerns that there would be radical changes brought by the new owners after 2000, Bill Galatis learned quickly that it would be difficult and risky to make changes to the formula that had made Lyndell's a local institution. The store had stopped opening on Sundays during
World War IIdue to rationing; Galatis changed that and Sunday became their best sales day. He also restored selling cream-filled pastries in the summer months. However, he preserved the classic recipes, custom-decorated sheet cakes, and retro storefront sign that have kept customers coming back.
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