August 2, 2012 at 8:25 a.m.
Editor’s note: The following continues a series of profiles and highlights of goods and services available in the Hwy. 8 work zone. The Lindstrom Bakery, at its location since 1976, has seen business affected by the highway project. “Easily cut in half,” said owner Bernie Coulombe, of walk-ins. Yet even with that impact she believes she is one of the blessed businesses downtown, because the bakery attracts a good number of people from out-of-town. They come seeking Lindstrom Bakery’s made-by-hand specialty breads, melt in your mouth Parkerhouse rolls and the huge assortment of bakery sweets. The bakery has also been featured on culinary websites, public radio and other foodie information outlets. Most locals are aware of the stance the bakery owner has taken on the split pairs highway project (a big NO). Said Coulombe, “I don’t see the point in it.” She is concerned about parking space and accessibility to her shop, at Maple Street and #8, even after construction equipment and barricades are packed up and gone. Time will tell. For now Bernie continues to rely on the support of loyal (and hopefully some new) customers, who can come by for their coffee and baked goods as early as 5 a.m. (Hours are 5- 6 p.m. Monday-Saturday)
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