Is Sluys Bakery Closing??
Recently there have been rumors that Sluys Bakery in Poulsbo is going to close. Sluys Bakery has been a staple in Kitsap County since the early 1900s. Originally named, Star Bakery, it was a wholesale baking distribution center, distributing bread all over the Kitsap Peninsula and Mason County (sluysbakerypoulsbo.com).
As Poulsbo grew, Star Bakery became more of a retail store and became known as Bauer’s Bake Shop. In 1966 Marion and Loretta Sluy’s bought the bakery renaming it Sluys Poulsbo Bakery. Today, the bakery is owned by their son Daniel (sluysbakerypoulsbo.com).
Sluys is know best for its wide array of donuts; ranging from the classic cake donut to the well loved Dough Boys. However, they also carry a wide variety of breads, most of which are original recipes. A personal favorite of mine is the cinnamon swirl bread. Their products are also very affordable, with most of the donuts and pastries never being more than $2.50. With low prices and warm, helpful service every time, it’s no wonder that Sluys is a favorite place among the young and old patrons of Kitsap County. It would be a great tragedy if the owner decided to close the Front street business.
However the rumors are not true. What is really happening is that the owner is merely selling some of the other buildings on Front street since the Sluys family owns many of the stores. The other rumor going around is that the owner was accused of molesting a girl. This is true, but all charges were dropped and the incident occured in 2012. The rumor of Sluys closing circulated about Poulsbo a couple months ago, according to an anonymous source. Suffice to say these rumors are old news and not valid in any way, shape, or form.