Lake Forest Millionaire to Open Highland Park Bakery

Marcus Lemonis, who will be featured in a CNBC reality show, is opening a gluten-free bakery in Highland Park in February.

Marcus Lemonis, the Lake Forest resident who bought Rose’s Wheat-Free Bakery & Cafe in Evanston last December, announced Wednesday that he would open a second location for the bakery in Highland Park.

Rose’s Bakery and Café will offer fresh baked breads, cookies, cakes, cupcakes and muffins, as well as pizza, soups and sandwiches. The Highland Park location will be open seven days a week with extended hours in the summer, according to a news release issued Wednesday.

"Having gone gluten free over a year ago and becoming a patron of Rose's, I know the love and devotion that customers have for Rose's," Lemonis said.

Last year, Lemonis stepped up at the last minute and invested $200,000 into Rose O’Carroll’s struggling enterprise so the doors could remain open and the employees could keep jobs, according to the Evanston Review. Lemonis read about the impending closure of the bakery on Facebook.

"I liked the product," Lemonis told Patch.

The location for the bakery has yet to be determined, but Lemonis expects it to open in February.

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Josh January 27, 2013 at 04:35 PM
Btw isn't In the Raw gluten free??
llwvrt January 28, 2013 at 06:21 PM
If you suffer from celiac disease, you cannot eat gluten. It destroys the small intestine. Any restaurant that provides food that is gluten free could be a blessing. People with other food allergies will also benefit. As for those who don't want another bakery, don't go.
Vicky Kujawa January 30, 2013 at 05:09 AM
My neighbor and one of her children has Celiac disease, so for people like them it's a treat to be able to pick up some goodies at a bakery. Celiac disease has been becoming more prevalent, possibly due to genetic modification of wheat.
Vicky Kujawa January 30, 2013 at 05:11 AM
Isn't it better to have any sort of business than a vacant space?
Vicky Kujawa January 30, 2013 at 05:13 AM
There is absolutely a link between autism and autoimmune disorders.


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