When Rideau Bakery closed the doors of its two locations, it sent shockwaves through Ottawa’s Jewish community – and well beyond.
Customers, many of them lifelong, were shocked and saddened when Rideau Bakery, Ottawa’s legendary kosher bakery, an institution in the Jewish community owned and operated by three generations of the Kardish family for 89 years, officially closed on June 28.
The bakery had two locations – at 384 Rideau Street, in the neighbourhood where Ottawa’s Jewish community was once concentrated, and at 1666 Bank Street, in the Alta Vista area. As well as at its two stores, Rideau Bakery supplied breads and other kosher baked goods to a variety of other retailers in the area – including supermarkets. [Read more…]