Alois J. Binder, one of the three remaining bakeries making the airy, New Orleans-style French bread loaves used for po-boys, has shut down the ovens at its bakery on Frenchman Street in the Marigny, according to reports from multiple news outlets, leaving only Leidenheimer Baking Co, and John Gendusa to supply all of the Crescent City.
Co-owner Mary Binder blamed the closure on “major equipment problems,” according to Todd Price.
Ian McNulty pointed out another issue: Alois J. Binder Bakery owed the city more than $50,000 in back taxes, which the court ordered it to pay in June.
The bakery closed several weeks ago, but its po-boy bread continued to be delivered through last week, when deliveries stopped abruptly.
Leidenheimer offered to buy the bakery, as it has with other competitors, but the Binder family wouldn’t sell, according to McNulty’s report.
Mary Binder said that she expects to re-open, though she doesn’t know when.
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