Fire at Bakery On Main
- By Scott Adams
- Published 06/2/2010
In 1994 I was diagnosed with celiac disease, which led me to create Celiac.com in 1995. I created this site for a single purpose: To help as many people as possible with celiac disease get diagnosed so they can begin to live happy, healthy gluten-free lives. Celiac.com was the first site on the Internet dedicated solely to celiac disease, and since then it has become an invaluable resource to people worldwide who seek information about celiac disease and the gluten-free diet.
In 1998 I created The Gluten-Free Mall, Your Special Diet Superstore! which was also another Internet first—it was the first gluten-free food site to offer a shopping cart-style interface, and the ability for people to order gluten-free products manufactured by many different companies at a single Web site.
I am also co-author of the book Cereal Killers, and founder and publisher of Journal of Gluten Sensitivity.
The building’s sprinkler system contained the fire and the East Hartford fire department responded with exceptional speed and professionalism to put out the fire. The Bakery On Main team escaped without injury.
There was some damage to the building and electrical equipment, and while it is too early to estimate the time required to repair the damage, the company expects there will be enough stock left untouched by the fire in addition to distributor stock to keep store shelves full until production can begin again.
Bakery On Main Founder and President Michael Smulders says that Bakery On Main hopes to be back in business very soon. “We all appreciate the numerous calls of support and offers of help,” said Smulders. “We truly have the best customers and friends.”
For more information, please contact Sara Lefebvre at (860) 895-6622, extension 305 or email at SaraL@BakeryOnMain.com.
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