A kosher bakery in Upstate New York is opening a branch in Brooklyn’s Crown Heights section and promising to make waves. Gombo’s Heimish Bakery in South Fallsburg, NY, is leasing the store front at 328 Kingston Avenue and scheduled to open January 4, 2010 under the CHK supervision.
“Crown Heights deserves and can really use a bakery like this,” owner Levi Gombo, a Williamsburg resident and Boyan Chossid, tells COLlive.com.
“I see many (Crown Heightsers) running to Williamsburg and Boro Park on Friday,” Gombo said Wednesday as he visited the Lubavitch and Caribbean – American populated neighborhood.
“Why should they have to go there. We can give them a delicious and good bakery?”
Montreal-born Gombo opened his Catskills bakery 9 years ago.
Gombo says plans to open in Crown Heights began 6 years ago when he asked to lease the same location but was answered that it was not available.
Other bakeries operating in the neighborhood include Kingston Bake Shop and Albany Bakery. Empire Kosher supermarket operates one as well.
“I didn’t find a ‘hot spot’ and would not open in any other location. Lately, a friend told me this became available,” Gombo says.
Gombo added that he was already approached by Gabboim of local Shuls and 2 caterers inquiring about his services.
“We’re going to have our famous Challah, kokosh cake, home style rugelach and the sweet rolls (which women and girls just love!), a variety of cakes and birthday cakes which you almost don’t see in any other store.”