Johnson’s Bakery will close Lakeside location

Johnson’s Bakery announced Saturday on Facebook it will close its Lakeside location. Operations will continue at the original Johnson’s Bakery in Duluth’s West End.

“It is with regret that we must close our retail location in Lakeside,” the Facebook post stated. “We have GREATLY appreciated our loyal customers; our Lakeside employees have LOVED working with you. Many of you have been so kind to those employees as they have made different life transitions.”

An exact closing date has not been determined, but the Facebook post indicates it will be “no later than the end of April.”

Johnson’s Bakery opened its Lakeside location at 4509 E. Superior St. in 2003. It replaced Gustafson’s Lakeside Bakery, which had operated there since 1955. The baking for the Lakeside Johnson’s Bakery has always taken place at the original West End location, which has been in business at 2230 W. Third St. since 1946.



about 1 week ago

Anyone else notice the post about the closing is now gone from their Facebook page? The video as well. Is this a good sign?


about 1 week ago

It would be sad if they really are closing. Thanks for the post/news.


about 1 week ago


Paul Lundgren

about 4 days ago

PDD does intend to follow up on this story, but the basics of it, according to word on the street and also a story in the Weekly Observer newspaper, is that the Lakeside location is closing because it's difficult to supply goodies at two locations. They have all they can do with the West End bakery and its commercial/special order work.

"I'm getting tired of working 85 hours a week is probably one of the main reasons," owner Scott Johnson told the Observer. "It gets hard to operate two locations logistically."

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