City Bakery has started construction on a new production bakery in Fletcher, North Carolina. In order to meet the needs and demands of its growing wholesale and retail business, City Bakery will move all of its bread production, presently baked in Asheville, to the new facility, according to a company release. Upon completion in early summer, the new bakery will allow for expansion into additional areas of western North Carolina.City Bakery currently serves numerous local restaurants and grocery stores.

“The increased production space will allow us to broaden our presence in Ingles Markets and meet demand for our growing restaurant customers,” says City Bakery’s general manager Brian Dennehy. “We are excited to grow our long standing relationship of providing fresh artisan breads and pastries to Asheville and the surrounding areas.”

City Bakery currently serves wholesale bread customers in Asheville, Waynesville, Weaverville, Black Mountain, Arden, Oteen and Candler. Target areas for expansion include Hendersonville, Mills River and Fletcher.

The new bakery is a new 3,600 square foot building located at 85 Fletcher Commercial Drive, Fletcher, and should allow for City Bakery to triple its current production.

City Bakery is an independent, family-owned company founded in 1999. The company produces fresh artisan breads and pastries for retail and wholesale customers and operates two bakery cafes in Asheville and one in Waynesville.