Captn's Bakery Opening on Washington Street

An "old-fashioned" bakery will be opening in the former home of The Sea Gull Gift Shop on Washington Street.

Get ready Marblehead, Captn's Bakery will be opening later this spring in the former home of on Washington Street.

The bakery, which is expected to open in late May, is being opened at 146 Washington St. by owners Jocelyn Flowers; her husband, Chad Flowers; and her father, Lynn Weekley.

"We're hoping it will be an old-school bakery," Jocelyn Flowers said Tuesday afternoon - adding that she plans on offering a wide variety of baked goods, including artisan bread, cakes, cookies, cupcakes and brownies.

"We will be selling some soups too," Flowers said, "to go with our baguettes."

Why did the trio decide to name the bakery Captn's? Jocelyn said the name, like the business, is rooted in family.

"My husband and I are high school sweethearts and ever since we met he referred to my father as the captain," Flowers said. "So it just made sense for us to call it that."

Flowers said this is her family's first shot at running a bakery. She and her husband moved to Massachusetts from Ohio four years ago.

A computer rendering of the business' logo and proposed brown awning can be viewed on the business' recently-launched Facebook page.

Putting together the exterior of the building, Flowers said, will begin as soon as they get the go-ahead from the town's Old & Historic Districts Commission.

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Carole Kupsoff April 12, 2012 at 11:26 AM
I hope they will do a great sourdough!


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