The best-smelling business in Fells Point has nearly doubled the size of one of its buildings.
H&S Bakery today announced the completion of a $15 million renovation of its west building off of S. Bond Street. The project added 34,000 square feet of additional space to that facility on the bakery’s premises, 9,000 more than originally announced. The bakery’s total square footage now comes out to 119,000 square feet, the company said in a release. Construction began in August of last year.
The renovation, designed by Morris & Ritchie Associates, modernized the west building by adding new equipment and upgrading the bakery’s packaging and shipping operations, according to the company. It also incorporated a façade with masonry work that mirrors the architecture of the surrounding historic neighborhood.
President Bill Paterakis paid tribute to his late father in a statement accompanying the announcement. John Paterakis Sr. passed away in October at the age of of 87.
“It is incredibly gratifying to reinvest in a community where we have such strong roots and to see this renovation come to fruition,” Paterakis said. “Although my father, John Paterakis Sr., is not with us to witness the project’s completion, during construction, each day he would ride around to watch with a sense of pride. Our family continues to expand on his legacy.”
Paterakis’ family has operated bakeries in Baltimore since 1943 and has run H&S Bakery since it was incorporated in 1962. The company says it currently has about 1,500 employees at five facilities in the Baltimore area, more than 300 of whom are based at the Fells Point location.
As the bakery begins to benefit from boosted production capacity from its multimillion dollar addition, the rest of us can count on a continued stream of buttery aromas floating from the facility throughout Fells Point.
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