The Double Rise of an Iconic Cleveland Bakery
The Return of Hough’s Sweet Treats Adds a Dash of Magic to the City
Cleveland is all too famous for a depressing kind of magic: the place can make businesses disappear.
But there are stories of renewal here, too. In 1992, the bakery chain that defined Northeastern Ohio became the latest business to close its doors. As it turned out, that wasn’t the end of the story, but the beginning of mine.
At its height, Hough (pronounced “Huff’s”) Bakery was a $25 million business with 1,000 employees and some 81,000 square feet in operating space spread over 30 locations across our region. Hough’s bakeries …