H&S Bakery to expand Baltimore facility

by Jeff Gelski
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H&S Bakery will invest $15 million in the 25,000-square-feet expansion of its packaging/shipping building in Baltimore.

BALTIMORE — H&S Bakery has started construction on a $15 million project that will expand the company’s west building in the Fell’s Point community of Baltimore by 25,000 square feet. The expansion will bring the total square footage of the packaging/shipping building up to 62,000 square feet.

The project, which should be completed by the end of the year, will feature new equipment and upgrades. The expanded building gained approval from Baltimore’s Commission for Historical & Architectural Preservation. A brick façade, detailed masonry work and expansive glass windows “embraces the historic nature of the Fell’s Point neighborhood,” said H&S Bakery.

Bill Paterakis, Northeast Foods
Bill Paterakis, president and c.e.o. of Northeast Foods, Inc.

“Given H&S’s long-standing commitment to Baltimore and to Fell’s Point, it was of utmost importance to not only reinvest in the facility and the community, but to be a good neighbor and a good corporate steward in the process,” said Bill Paterakis, president and chief executive officer of Northeast Foods, Inc., a sister company to H&S Bakery. “As such, we’ve made every effort to ensure that the final product not only contains cutting-edge industry technology and improvements to ensure the longtime viability of the bakery, but that it is an aesthetic complement to the neighborhood’s existing architecture and rich history.”

H&S Bakery, a Baltimore-based, family-owned company since 1943, has been a fixture in the Fell’s Point community for more than 50 years. The company also has a 57,000-square-feet east building in Fell’s Point, a waterfront community founded in the 18th century.

The Paterakis family operates five bakeries in the Baltimore region that employ about 1,500 workers, including more than 300 in Fell’s Point. The company draws its name, H&S Bakery, from Harry Tsakalos and Steve Paterakis, who opened a bakery together in 1943. 
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