Bakehouse Closes After 15 Years

January 9, 2019 GMT

KINGSTON After 15 years in business, a popular bakery cafe in Kingston has closed. Owner Frank DeViva said he decided to close the Bakehouse & Biggie Burger in the United Penn Plaza after a doctor recently found an artery was 90 percent blocked and he needed another stent five years after he suffered a heart attack. DeViva, 58, said the health problems came on right before the holidays after working seven days a week, starting as early as 2:30 a.m. and leaving at 5 p.m. The Bakehouse was known for its artisan breads, sweets, New York-style bagels, a vast selection of gourmet sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches and homemade soups. Biggie Burger, which moved from Edwardsville into the Bakehouse last year, offered Angus burgers, fries and shakes. About 20 employees worked there. The business is closing for good although a sign in front says “closed for cleaning and remodel.” —DENISE ALLABAUGH