Boudin Bakery SF/Acre Coffee Opening

Bicyclist will escort the Boudin Bakery SF Mother Dough to the new Montgomery Village bakery on 6/18/2013

Bicyclist will escort the Boudin Bakery SF Mother Dough to the new Montgomery Village bakery on 6/18/2013

If you’ve driven down Farmer’s Lane in Santa Rosa lately, you can’t help but notice the whirlwind of construction wrapping up at the new Boudin SF Bakery.

Reps have confirmed that the bakery and attached coffeehouse, ACRE Coffee, are slated to open July 11.  Two opening events worth, ahem, rising for? On Tuesday, June 18 the bakery’s 164-year-old “Mother Dough” will be escorted by cyclists to the new location. The ride starts at 9:30a.m. at Rincon Valley Library in Santa Rosa and ends at Montgomery Village. The first 100 cyclists to join will receive a $20 Boudin gift certificate.

On opening day (July 11, remember?), the first 100 people in line at Boudin will get free bread for a year (yep, one loaf per day!) The first spot in line, however, will be reserved for the Redwood Empire Food Bank.

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  1. I am so jealous that Santa Rosa got a Boudin Bakery, the finest Sourdough bread in the world. Now living in Thailand, I will have my son bring me 6 loaves when he comes to visit. Santa Rosa, you have got a great bakery Enjoy!

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  2. I agree with Suzanna…the building is an eyesore ? Who let them build such an ugly building that matches NOTHING in town ! Thumbs down, design review!

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  3. Let’s not forget our own local bakery that’s been here forever ‘Franco American’ they make some excellent breads….

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  4. re: ” Case in point, I went into a chinese restraunt in SR after reading a great review and it was the filitiest dirtiest place I had ever been in.” thanks for the info, now for the NAME of the place, please. Thanks.

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  5. My comment was directed at James who posted below.

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  6. Something does not smell right with your posting. I would almost bet that you are a grungy coffee shop owner who feels threatened by a company such as Acre Coffee. I go to their Petaluma store often and have never had the experience you are talking about. Acre has friendly staff, quick service and a quality not easy to find in Sonoma County. What really was strange about your post is how does Acre Coffee locating in the Montgomery Village equate to Acre Coffee selling out? Since you seem to be concerned with the politically correct term “local” I suggest you visit the Montgomery Village and see that most of the thriving businesses there are locally owned. Whats there not to like about that?

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  7. Heard about this event too late to attend, but would have loved to. Can anyone tell me whether many cyclists showed up and how it went?

    Thanks.

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    • not sure how many showed up, i’d guess a lot more will show up for the first 100 in line though.

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  8. Let us all welcome Boudin to SR. These businesses create jobs and taxes to this great place. Walmart is exception to this rule .Remember the hoopla when they build ‘Hooters’ in RP? I love this town.

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  9. Why on earth do we want or need a San Francisco bread company in Sonoma County? We have some of the best food stuffs in California right here… I am ashamed that we as a community have a San Francisco company in our town. I am a food guy (which means that I would never go to some chain restaurant) and I would love to see a restaurant that was maybe called…I don’t know, “Santa Rosa Sourdough” there.

    I feel this business placement is the wrong direction on marketing for this unique and special place we live. I think this Boudin place is a symptom of a city counsel and and large business mismanagement that has no plan for what they want this city to look like. Well, at least they did not put a Target store there. Come on folks, I don’t want to live in a town that looks like a strip mall in Anytown USA.

    Hey Santa Rosa… can someone please learn to market our city in a way that attracts tourists like Healdsburg? Sonoma? Carmel? Los Gatos?

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    • Micheal C. Do you actually believe you get to choose what business opens in Santa Rosa ? Dont go to the places you dont like . Like ADULTS do. Man am I glad you are not my neighbor , what a sour opinionated whiner you must be.

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    • Micheal… Do you know how many local farmers and food artisans sell at the Ferry building and other markets outside of Somona County? Spread the word and the good food as far as we can. How can Boudin be any different.. Sourdough rocks… Eat on.

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    • Michael C. I agree with you but we all know the almighty dollar speaks loudly. Simon corp. joined with Codding is a union made in dollar heaven. Just look at Coddingtown. The new Bouidin building is a stinking eyesore. Does not represent Montgomery Village and I will not set foot in it. I know, sounds like hot air but I have not set foot in Santa Rosa Plaza since the paid parking was instituted and will not as long as it remains. Simon Corp. has a giant footprint in this town now and we are apt to see more of this.

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    • Michael,

      You are the type of resident we can’t stand. The kind of person who wants to keep things the same…This town is starving for a better quality of life…We need more choices, better restaurants, more entertainment, outdoor eateries,. Look at our downtown and compare it to Healdsburg, Sonoma and even Windsor. Santa Rosa can be so much better and I welcome Boudin and more great choices like it.

      Steve

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    • First we have to get rid of the paid parking in our town.

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  10. Good you’re close by. We don’t have to go to Corte Madera to eat @ Bouden SF bakery.

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  11. I could use some extra dough.

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  12. If you are in the area on Tuesday, June 18th, head over to the Bennet Valley Annadel shopping center and check us out. We serve Intelligentsia coffee (they bought out ECCO Cafe) and all of our pastries and individual desserts are made in house! Don’t let the name THE PINK BOX BAKING COMPANY fool you. We do coffee right and we love what we do. Mention that you read saw this posting on Bite Club and you will get a 10% discount on your order. And yes we do have Wi Fi. 2700 Yulupa Ave. #17, See you here.

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    • Nice free advertising, isn’t it?

      Intelligentsia is based in Chicago. Not in any way local. So thanks for that.

      And Ecco went bankrupt. Intelli bought their debt. Why they bought it no one knows.

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      • True, they are out of Chicago. They roast in LA and after buying Ecco they relocated their head roaster and a few of the original employees to their San Francisco location. Our beans our roasted and sent to us the next day. Funny thing is, what coffee bean is Local? You do know where green beans come from don’t you? In the farmers market world anything grown within 100 miles is usually considered “local”. How about that locally raised meat, sent to slaughter somewhere far far away and then brought back into the county to be consumed?

        The point is, we are talking coffee. Ours is delivered the day after roast and is excellent. As your point to free advertising, yes as a small business owner, you gotta love Social Media!

      • Sam Tom, I would be willing to bet at least 1/2 of on line reviews are owner generated. Small locally owned business do not have the millions of advertizing budgets like the big guys do. I doubt sites like Yelp etc. are all that effective anymore because of all the owner generated reviews. Case in point, I went into a chinese restraunt in SR after reading a great review and it was the filitiest dirtiest place I had ever been in.

      • I have no problem with self-promotion. The biteclub community self-polices with astonishing candor. As you can see.

  13. We used to like Acre when it first opened; when service was friendly, the coffee was great (and roasted locally) and the owners seemed to care about quality. No longer. This new location seems to be more proof that they have sold or, at the very least, sold out.

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    • Who’s coffee are they serving now?

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      • Last I heard they are using Four Barrel Coffee. They also have their own coffee roasting operation somewhere in Petaluma.

    • Something does not smell right with your posting. I would almost bet that you are a grungy coffee shop owner who feels threatened by a company such as Acre Coffee. I go to their Petaluma store often and have never had the experience you are talking about. Acre has friendly staff, quick service and a quality not easy to find in Sonoma County. What really was strange about your post is how does Acre Coffee locating in the Montgomery Village equate to Acre Coffee selling out? Since you seem to be concerned with the politically correct term “local” I suggest you visit the Montgomery Village and see that most of the thriving businesses there are locally owned. Whats there not to like about that?

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