Sunday, February 10, 2013
Is Buddy Valastro's new bake shop a good addition to the village?
If you didn't know any better, you might have mistakened the scene outside 12 Wilsey Square for Washington Street in Hoboken. 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro opened his second Carlo's Bakery in Ridgewood Sunday morning. Despite his aims to craft the Ridgewood location as less touristy than the original Hoboken store, the lines wrapped down the block. Fans glued their faces to the window while Buddy crafted Carlo's famous cakes with staff and family. Ridgewood council and chamber of commerce members were on hand to cut the red ribbon with Valstro under the spectre of media cameras and television crews from TLC's hit show "Cake Boss". "Ridgewood welcomed Cake Boss & his family to their new home in our community," Mayor Paul Aronsohn tweeted. "…
Friday, February 8, 2013
Carlo's Bake Shop opens at 12 Wilsey Square on Sunday, Feb. 10.
[Update: Due to inclement weather, the grand opening in Ridgewood has been rescheduled for Sunday, Feb. 10 at 11 a.m.] Ridgewood is just the beginning, according to 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro. The TLC reality television star and face of Hoboken-based Carlo's Bake Shop opens his new 3,000 square foot store in Ridgewood on Saturday. And, he tells The Star-Ledger, four more bakeries just like it could be opening in the area by the end of 2013. The Ridgewood location will cater to the customers who want the cakes and canolis without the lengthy tourist lines in Hoboken. A custom cake-making station is among the options offered at 12 Wilsey Square in the village, Valastro previously told Patch. Already building a growing empire of cakes in …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
Reality TV star will be saying hello to Ridgewood in February.
'Cake boss' Buddy Valastro will finally be bringing the cakes and cameras to Ridgewood. The Hoboken-based television star will be opening his second Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 12 Wilsey Square. Valastro announced this past fall that he had big plans to open his second bakery to serve customers tired of two-hour lines. "We expect to do very well in Ridgewood," Valastro previously told Patch. "We have some really cool offerings at this new location, like a custom cake bar and a party room for kids to have birthday parties. We're excited about the opportunities." Oh, and the cameras are expected to roll on Feb. 9.
Monday, November 19, 2012
Buddy Valastro and his crew will be opening slightly later than had originally been anticipated.
Eager fans of the hit TLC show 'Cake Boss' will have to wait just a little bit longer to sample the cakes and treats at Carlo's Bakery, according to a recent report. Various impacts from Hurricane Sandy have pushed back the opening of the Hoboken-bred bakery's to December, a spokesman for Carlo's told northjersey.com. The bakery had planned to open in late November at the historic "Playhouse" buliding at 12 Wilsey Square in Ridgewood. Star of the show Buddy Valastro has been familiarizing himself more with Ridgewood -- he stopped by Bookends last week to promote his new Italian cookbook. "We expect to do very well in Ridgewood," Valastro previously told Patch. "We have some really cool offerings at this new location, like a custom cake bar…
Sunday, September 23, 2012
In case you've forgotten, Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop will be opening its second location at 12 Wilsey Square.
His arrival is imminent, that much is clear. 'Cake Boss' Buddy Valastro has begun to the process to shape the first floor of Ridgewood's historical Playhouse Theater building into a cake-makin' powerhouse. Carlo's City Hall Bake Shop, a fixture in Hoboken for more than a century, announced it would be opening its second location in Ridgewood, expected to open late November. The first sign of progress is there, as evidenced by Buddy's Facebook post: "Our temporary signs are up at Ridgewood," the baker wrote. "We've got so many great projects planned, can't wait to see it all come together!" "We expect to do very well in Ridgewood," Valastro previously told Patch. "We have some really cool offerings at this new location, like a custom cake …