Charleston-Based Root Baking Co. Is Moving to Atlanta

The bakery plans to announce its new location in 'a prominent food hall' within weeks.

UPDATE (April 4, 2018): Confirmed! Root Baking Co. Selects Ponce City Market For Its Headquarters

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According to the Charleston City Paper and confirmed in recent conversations with What Now Atlanta, Root Baking Co. is moving from Charleston, South Carolina to Atlanta.

Husband and wife team Nicole and Chris Wilkins will open their bakery in “a prominent Atlanta food hall,” though they could not divulge which one as they are still in the process of negotiating the lease.

Chris noted that the bakery’s target opening date is June 2018, pending a successful lease agreement.

Known for sourcing local heritage grains for their bread, the couple has sold baked goods at the John’s Island Farmers Market since 2015.

Prior to opening Root Baking Co. in Charleston, Chris worked in Georgia with Independent Baking Co. in Athens and helped open the Florence in Savannah with Hugh Acheson.

The Atlanta version of Root Baking Co. plans to open for breakfast and lunch, and they may make their space available for pop-ups at night. The bakery will serve their last loaves at the John’s Island Farmers Market this Saturday, February 17.

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Henri Hollis

Henri Hollis is a freelance writer and photographer who specializes in the restaurant industry, as well as a rare native Atlantan. He has worked with local restaurant clients in various PR and marketing capacities for several years and is well-versed in Atlanta’s restaurant, retail and real estate ecosystems.

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