Monday, October 24, 2016

What can you do with a former Twinkies bakery?

Sign on former Elysian Valley Hostess bakery./Kevin Kuzma

Sign on former Elysian Valley Hostess bakery./Kevin Kuzma

The Hostess Brands bakery in Elysian Valley was shut down and its workers laid off late last year  after the company filed for bankruptcy and announced it was ceasing operations.  There had been some talk that the Elysian Valley bakery, one of the largest industrial properties in Elysian Valley, might reopen after Hostess Brands was purchased by investment firms.  But apparently that is not the case.

Though some former Hostess Brands bakeries will reopen, the Elysian Valley facility on Ripple Street is among the properties that are being sold off, according to a listing on LoopNet.   While some other industrial properties and warehouses in Elysian Valley have been converted to a combination of art studios and housing, the listing for the 127,300-square-foot Hostess bakery is being marketed with commercial tenants in mind. Says the listing:

Ieally situated between Glendale and downtown Los Angeles, this facility is located in one of the strongest industrial markets in the country and offers excellent proximity to various freeways, including immediate access to I-5 and Route 2.

The bakery was one of many that have operated in Elysian Valley and nearby Cypress Park and Glassell Park.

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One comment

  1. I hope they find a quality buyer. I live near Peoria, where another Hostess bakery sits vacant without a lot of prospects for reopening as anything.

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