City To Dedicate Corner Of Washington & Newark Streets “Carlo’s Bakery Way”Tweet
Hoboken, NJ - Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
The corner of Washington and Newark streets is getting a little sweeter.
Hoboken Mayor Dawn Zimmer said the City Council will vote tonight on designating the busy downtown street corner �Carlo�s Bakery Way� in honor of the 100th anniversary of Carlo�s City Hall Bake Shop, a local favorite made internationally famous by TLC�s hit reality show, �Cake Boss.�
�Carlo�s Bake Shop is a Hoboken institution which has both satisfied the sweet tooth of residents and visitors and served as a catalyst to bolster our community�s image and local economy,� said Mayor Zimmer. �It is only fitting that we dedicate the corner of Washington and Newark streets in their honor to mark Carlo�s 100th anniversary.�
The dedication also coincides with the launch of the third season of �Cake Boss,� a widely acclaimed and highly rated show which follows the lives and good-natured eccentricities of owner Buddy �Cake Boss� Valastro, his family and colleagues and customers.
�The show has helped reinforce Hoboken�s image as a world class destination, attracting visitors from across the United States, Canada and beyond,� Mayor Zimmer added.
Last month, Valastro was awarded a proclamation co-sponsored by the City Council and the Hoboken Chamber of Commerce for serving as a �good will ambassador� by promoting Hoboken to a global audience.
Carlo�s Bake Shop was founded on Adams Street in 1910 and moved to its current site following its acquisition by Buddy�s father, Buddy �Bartolo� Valastro, in the 1990s. Buddy, Jr. took over management at age 17 following the sudden death of his father. Today, the family-owned business has grown in popularity for its creation of outrageous cakes and homemade pastries and cookies.