Carlo's Bakery comes to town

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Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo’s Bakery, stands proudly in front of the Hoboken location that is the set of the popular TLC television series. Courtesy of www.google.com

Move over Crumbs and Blackforest Bakery, the boss is coming to Greenwich, Connecticut. Carlo’s Bake Shop is a bakery originally located in Hoboken, New Jersey that has gained public attention as the setting of the popular TLC television series, Cake Boss.

Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo's Bakery, stands proudly in front of the Hoboken location that is the set of the popular TLC television series.  Courtesy of www.google.com
Buddy Valastro, owner of Carlo’s Bakery, stands proudly in front of the Hoboken location that is the set of the popular TLC television series.
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Carlo Guastaffero founded Carlo’s Bakery in 1910. In 1964, Bartolo Valastro purchased the business and his son Buddy Valastro currently runs the bakery with the help of his entire family. His four older sisters and three brothers-in-law have helped continue the legacy of the bakery and contribute to its success.
Carlo’s Bakery rose to fame when Cake Boss premiered April 2009. The show depicts the staff creating and decorating elaborate cakes.
“The first time I watched Cake Boss I was in love with it,” junior Mari Riera said. “The cakes that they made were so unbelievable, it blows my mind how they don’t fall apart.”
May 2011, Carlo’s Bakery opened its first branch location near Time Square in New York City. Shortly after, the bakery opened another branch in Ridgewood, New Jersey. A third branch was then opened in Westfield, New Jersey. The continuous popularity has inspired the staff to launch their fourth branch in Greenwich, Connecticut. 
Many Convent of the Sacred Heart students eagerly anticipate Greenwich Carlo’s Bakery grand opening. 
“I can’t wait for the bakery to open. I have always wanted to try those cakes; they are decorated insanely,” freshman Erin Snopkowski said.
However, for others, the bakery seems overrated and famous merely because of the television show’s success.
“I think it is best if the owners of Cake Boss keep making cakes, but only on television,” sophomore Kensi Almeida said.
To some, the bakery’s prices outweigh its fame and lavish decorations.
“The cakes are so expensive, I don’t think I will visit the bakery too much,” senior Marissa Licursi said.
Although there is no distinct date set for the bakery to open, there is an address for the bakery, 23 East Elm Street in Greenwich, Connecticut. This recent news has definitely made headlines and many Greenwich residents await further news of the opening. 
– Maddie Caponiti, Staff Writer 
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