Ed's Bread to Cease Business at End of April

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 04/20/2019 - 19:09
Thom Byrd and Sandra Niethammer, owners of Ed's Bread, are pictured at the Saline Farmers Market. Ed's Bread is also available at many grocery stores. (Saline Post file photo by Bob Conradi).

Ed's Bread will end its 31-year run at the end of April.

The business, owned by Thom Byrd and Sandra Niethammer, announced its closure on its Facebook page Saturday.


On April 30th, Ed's Bread will turn off its oven for the last time. This is hard for us to do, but it is time to hang...

Posted by Ed's Bread on Saturday, April 20, 2019

The business has been located in David Rhoads' downtown Saline building at 201 W. Michigan Ave., since 2005. Ed's Bread, a popular item at local farmers markets and Washtenaw grocery stores, was founded in 1988 by Ed Rosen in the basement of his Potter Street home in Ann Arbor. Rosen grew the business, but in 1993, he left his business and his wife, the late Leslee Niethammer, who was director of the Saline District Library. The Niethammer family kept the bakery running until Leslee sold it to her sister, Sandra, and brother-in-law, Thom Byrd, in 1996.

Ed's Bread products are known for being made from scratch with natural ingredients.

For more on Ed's Bread, see this article by Bob Conradi from 2014.

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