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Wake-N-Bakery Bringing Weed-Infused Baked Goods To Logan Square

The bakery is opening on the ground floor of the apartment complex that replaced Mexican baked goods shop Pierre's Bakery.

Wake-N-Bakery is opening at 2757 N. Milwaukee Ave.
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LOGAN SQUARE — A North Side bakery specializing in weed-infused baked goods is coming to Logan Square.

Wake-N-Bakery is opening an outpost on the ground floor of a new apartment complex at 2757 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Signs for Wake-N-Bakery recently went up at the Milwaukee Avenue storefront. The Logan Square bakery is expected to open Nov. 5, the company announced on Twitter.

It’s the fifth location for Wake-N-Bakery, which has locations in Lakeview, Wicker Park and suburban Northbrook. Another outpost is opening this weekend in Lincoln Park.

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Oreo cupcakes containing Delta-8 THC at Wake-N-Bakery in Wicker Park

Brianna Banks and her partner, Mohamed Lotfy, opened the original Wake-N-Bakery in Lakeview in early 2020, selling scones, cupcakes and other baked goods, along with teas and lattes, all infused with Delta-8 THC and CBD.

The Lakeview bakery and coffee shop was so successful that the owners expanded to other city neighborhoods and the suburbs within just a few years. The Wicker Park bakery opened in the spring.

“I think we educate people and they realize, ‘Hey, there’s a lot more benefits to just being high,’” Banks previously said. “The food has always been a focus. We want you to come back for the food, not just the high, the combination of the two. My goal is to get a Michelin star of some sort. … My goal is to be like that for cannabis, be the first ever.”

Wake-N-Bakery also sells weed gummies, tinctures and chocolates.

The owners didn’t respond to multiple requests for comment about the Logan Square bakery.

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A 60-unit apartment complex replaced the old Pierre’s Bakery building.

Wake-N-Bakery is one of the first retail tenants in an apartment building that went up last year along Milwaukee Avenue across from the Dill Pickle Co-Op, but it lists its address as 2740 N. Spaulding Ave.

The 60-unit complex was built by developer Michael Fox of R.P. Fox & Associates over the objections of community organizers and Ald. Carlos Ramirez-Rosa (35th).

RELATED: Logan Square Apartment Complex That Replaced Pierre’s Bakery Is Ready For Renters

The project’s opponents argued the development lacked enough affordable apartments for longtime residents being driven out of gentrifying Logan Square. Fox reserved just three of the apartments as subsidized units.

Another reason the development was controversial is because it replaced a building that for 25 years was home to beloved Mexican baked goods shop Pierre’s Bakery. The bakery closed several years before Fox’s firm redeveloped the site.

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