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Spilt Milk Market Abruptly Closes In Pilsen After 4 Months

The Svec sisters, who also own another bakery in Oak Park, announced the closing of their second store on social media.

Molly Svec, left, and Meg Svec, right, opened Spilt Milk Market in Pilsen.
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PILSEN — The owners of Spilt Milk Market have abruptly shuttered the Pilsen bakery four months after opening the shop.

Meg and Molly Svec, the sister duo behind the bakery in the old El Nopal bakery storefront at 1844 S. Blue Island Ave., announced the closing on Instagram.

“After a lot of soul-searching and hard conversations, Molly and I have made the difficult decision to close our location in Pilsen,” the sister’s wrote earlier this month.

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The Svec sisters, who own and operate another bakery in Oak Park, said they enjoyed the “warm and loving welcome” from the neighborhood but decided to close the shop to spend more time with their infant children.

“For us, this decision came down to our families, and our desire to spend more time with our daughters while they are babies,” the post said. 

“We couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to serve the Pilsen community …We love you all…endless thanks for the support, love, and friendship you all have showered us with.”

The sisters could not be reached for comment.

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The Svec sisters previously started selling their pies at the Pilsen Community Market inside Honkey Tonk in 2014. 

In a short time, the pair outgrew a shared West Loop kitchen where they spent evenings baking for the Pilsen Community Market, weddings and other special catering events. They opened an 800-square-foot shop in suburban Oak Park in 2016.

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Inside Spilt Milk.

A pastry chef by trade, Molly Svec worked at Blackbird in the West Loop, Hoosier Mama Pie Company in Ukrainian Village, as well restaurants in New York City and Nantucket before striking out on her own.

“Molly drove the dream. She’s the talent in the kitchen. She had the dream to do a bakery,” her sister Meg Svec told Block Club in July.

The sisters continue to operate their Oak Park location.

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