Baking

New York State Senator Mannion inducts Columbus Baking Company of Syracuse into the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry

Named by Senator Mannion, Columbus Bakery was founded by immigrants in 1895, operated by the Retzos family since the 1930s, and continues to be a cornerstone of life in Syracuse, NY

SYRACUSE, NY – Senator John W. Mannion this week inducted the Retzos family and the Columbus Baking Company (Columbus Bakery) of the Northside of Syracuse into the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry.

Senator John W. Mannion (SD-50) said, “For more than 125 years, Columbus Bakery on North Pearl Street has used the same recipe and technique to bake delicious breads and foods that our community loves and enjoys. . The Retzos family and Columbus Bakery are shining examples of how Central New York represents opportunity, diversity, success and tradition. This community is proud to be home to an iconic, beloved and historic business. »

Shannon Retzos of Columbus Bakery said, “Here in Columbus, we believe in keeping our tradition alive with the same ingredients and techniques we’ve always used since 1895. For our fresh artisan Italian bread, we haven’t changed it for over 126 years! If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Listing on the New York State Historic Business Preservation Registry provides access to grants for the rehabilitation of historic commercial and residential properties. He will also provide educational and promotional assistance to support the continued success of the Columbus Bakery.

Founded by Italian immigrants in 1895 and acquired by the Retzos family in the 1930s, the bakery continues to be a cornerstone of life in Syracuse, NY.