Bread store closing after nearly 50 years

Friday, January 17, 2014
The Old Home Bread bakery outlet store in McCook is set to close Feb. 1. (Bruce Baker/McCook Gazette)

McCOOK, Nebraska -- The Old Home Bakery Outlet on East B Street in McCook, owned by Bimbo Bakeries USA, is closing Feb. 1 after nearly 50 years in business. Employees at the location were saddened by the news but unable to comment.

David Margulies, a representative from the public relations firm contracted by Bimbo Bakeries USA, said the closing was not part of a mass closing of stores and added "they open and close these stores all the time."

According to a statement provided by Margulies, "Bimbo Bakeries is a manufacturer, marketer and distributor of the world's best fresh baked breads, buns, rolls and cake products. In order to focus more sharply on our core competencies, the decision was made to close some of our retail stores."

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  • Jeff Hollers I was just there 2 days ago and noticed that a lot of places have closed and some have become a flakey attempt at some Sunset Strip Night Club.

    There is nothing left in that town to merit anything close to being called a "Hot Spot"

    Seriously. I do not mean to come off rude or insulting out of spite or ill intention. I speak as one who once lived there for many years and watched as it has fallen to a very lonely sad place. People are generally rude to those that are not in their daily scope. I am a get along kind guy. In my travels and daily interactions I open up and speak clearly and friendly to every person I directly interact with. McCook isn't the small town friendly it claims to be. My message would be "Come On McCook, we are not scary outsiders. We are people who are making this life and providing a means for you." I personally know people from other states that AVOID McCook. I would never open a business in that town.

    -- Posted by Jedihammer on Fri, Jan 17, 2014, at 7:28 PM
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    For those unawares of the fact Bimbo Grupo is a wholly owned MEXICAN corporation. So quit crying and get an AMERICAN business to replace such places....or have Americans become so ill educated and lazy they cannot even produce their own bread?

    -- Posted by didereaux on Mon, Jan 20, 2014, at 6:22 AM
  • Didereaux. Yes Bimbo is a Mexican corporation. Who operates out of El Paso Texas. Wile Nabisco operates out of Northern MEXICO. Weird I know.

    -- Posted by Jedihammer on Wed, Jan 22, 2014, at 1:38 AM
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