Geraldine’s Bakery open house

Geraldine’s Bakery will celebrate its recent opening with an open-house event 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14. Geraldine’s, located in the former spot of Sisters McMullen Bakery on Merrimon Avenue, opened its doors on Nov. 18 after owner Fred Dehlow, a second-generation baker from New York, bought the business from Andrea McMullen.

Dehlow is styling Geraldine’s as a traditional, neighborhood bakery and says he looks forward to becoming a valued part of the North Asheville community. “I’m not calling it a grand opening,” says Dehlow. “The people in the area have been very kind in welcoming me to the neighborhood, so I thought it would be nice to give back some.”

Visitors to the open house can expect a free cup of coffee and a doughnut along with a chance to sample many of Geraldine’s baked goods. “It should be a fun time,” says Dehlow.

The bakery offers fresh, scratch-made bagels, rolls, Danish pastries, pies, cakes and cookies, as well as sandwiches — all made using as many locally sourced ingredients as possible. 

Geraldine’s is at 840 Merrimon Ave.840 Merrimon Ave. For details, call (828) 252-9300.

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