Downtown's Bibiane Bakery closing today
Original post made on Sep 30, 2011
Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, September 30, 2011, 7:59 AM
on Sep 30, 2011 at 12:12 pm
I often did shop and dine in downtown Pleasanton, but I stopped because of the people standing in Tully Plaza with large signs shouting and preaching at everyone that they are all going to hell unless they believe in God. They are creating a very unwelcoming atmosphere with all the screaming and shouting. Can't my family enjoy our dinner in peace? Because of this, I'm taking my money elsewhere. No more downtown Pleasanton for my family.
on Sep 30, 2011 at 5:00 pm
This write-up is a challenging read.
I'm left wondering if the bakery is relocating or closing for good.
I read that the bakery "has outgrown it's floorspace" and that "We can't meet the growing wholesale business we have and need to move on," which suggests the bakery is relocating.
Then I read that the bakery is "considering tenant relocation offers from Dublin and Livermore," which suggests the bakery is relocating.
Then I read "Business slumped . . . with the recession starting in 2008, but contracts to supply . . . local restaurants and caterers have helped grow the business," suggesting trouble followed by nuanced improvement, "nuanced" meaning that "helped grow" doesn't seem to imply recovery, which suggests the bakery is closing.
Then I read "Once we have signed on to a larger place . . .," which suggests the bakery is relocating.
However, this is followed by, "we hope to woo these accounts back," implying that the above-mentioned contracts were subsequently lost, which suggests the bakery is closing.
Then I read, "If I could knock down a few walls, we could stay here and increase the size of our kitchen," which suggests the bakery is relocating.
Then I read, "the crew will use the month to consider other options," which implies that there is no plan beyond 5:00PM and suggests the bakery is closing.
Then I read about Fitzsimons that "She's in big demand and will have no trouble moving on when she chooses," rather than, say, "Although she's in big demand, she will continue to be a part of the Bibiane family in its new location." This suggests the bakery is closing.
Perhaps the headline should read,
"Bakery closing for now but hopes to reopen in larger location."
on Sep 30, 2011 at 7:15 pm
Mike, spot on with your comments. Bibiane, I moved here from the East Coast in January and you have hands down, the best pastries I have ever had. Your Cuban sandwich and Ham and Cheese Croissant will leave a void in my stomach.
If you don't come back, then we need to know where Amy goes to showcase her talents!