After a decade of serving up scrumptious sandwiches, homemade bagels and freshly baked cookies on the third floor of The Marketplace, Baked in the Sun is moving to new digs next month.
The bakery, owned by Kim Edwards for the past 10 years, will move to the old Ronnie’s Bakery location, next to Kilroy’s Laundry. Edwards expects to close her doors in The Marketplace around October 15. When the new Baked in the Sun reopens around November 1, it will be in a new location and under new ownership.
After helming the counter for the past few months, Kathleen Joseph, known to everyone as “KAO,” is partnering with sandwich making queen Nelia Delgado, to take over ownership of the bakery from Edwards, who will remain part of the team for another year.
The biggest task the trio face in relocating is disassembling the giant oven which was shipped to St. John on 13 pallets and took three days to put together.
Customers can expect the same great food from Baked in the Sun, and maybe even a bit more. When the bakery reopens in November, Edwards, Joseph and Delgado will unveil its new logo designed by their own employee Jenn Dasher.
In addition to the new logo, Baked in the Sun will also offer espresso drinks, smoothies and pre-made sandwiches when it reopens, according to Edwards.
“We’re going to start with the same concept and then we’ll tweak things a bit,” she said. “We’re going to have ‘grab and go’ sandwiches, which will be the size of our regular sandwiches, but a dollar cheaper. It will be really fast for people to just grab a pre-made sandwich and get out the door.”
“We’re also going to have a whole station that KAO will run with smoothies and espresso drinks and the pre-made sandwiches,” Edwards said.
While changing locations could present unforeseen difficulties, Edwards is determined to be operating in time to offer her popular Thanksgiving dinners and pies.
“I don’t care if I have to bake them in my own oven at home, we’re going to have Thanksgiving dinners and pies,” she said.