Giminetti Baking Company is getting a new life following the announcement of its permanent closure in March after 37 years of operation.
A group of local businesses — including Pompilios, KHI Food Brand and Sweet Tooth Premium Ice Cream and Candies — say after the closure, they got together and made moves to purchase the wholesale bakery.
Mike Mazzei, a co-owner of Pompilios, says in a release that next year Pompilios will be 90 years old, and they have “basically been serving Giminetti’s classic Italian white bread since they got started.” He says that once they heard previous Giminetti's owners Jim Ciuccio and Richard Ferguson were closing up shop, they had to jump on the opportunity.
“We know their bread better than anyone, so we feel confident taking the reins for at least another 37 years,” says Mazzei.
Giminetti Baking, which is planned to be fully operational in a few weeks, will have a “customer focused approach” per the release from the owners. Mazzei says once they learned Giminetti's was closing “we knew we had to find a way to keep their iconic bakery alive.”
Mazzei says that to do that, they are bringing this Cincinnati staple to popular restaurants. "Working with top-rated restaurants like Moerlein Lager House, Pho Lang Tang and Lucius Q is something that we are very excited about. Restaurants like that make up the lifeblood of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.”