Wake-N-Bakery brings grass-infused baked goods to Logan Square

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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 a ground floor outpost of a new apartment complex at 2757 N. Milwaukee Ave.

Signs for Wake-N-Bakery were recently installed at the Milwaukee Avenue storefront. Logan Square Bakery set to open November 5 announced the company on Twitter.

It is the fifth location of Wake-N-Bakery, which has locations in Lakeview, Wicker Park and suburban Northbrook. Another outpost opens this weekend at 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, as well as teas and lattes, all brewed of Delta-8 THC and CBD.

The Lakeview Bakery and Cafe was so successful that the owners expanded to other parts of town 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 benefit to just being stoned,'” Banks previously said. “Food has always been a priority. We want you to come back for the food, not just the high, the combination of the two. My goal is to get some sort of Michelin star. … My goal is to be like that for cannabis, to be the first.

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

The owners did not respond to multiple requests for comment on Logan Square Bakery.

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

Wake-N-Bakery is one of the first retail tenants in an apartment building that was built last year along Milwaukee Avenue across from the Dill Pickle Co-op, but its address is 2740 N Spaulding Ave.

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

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Opponents of the project argued that the development lacked enough affordable apartments for longtime residents driven out of Logan Square’s gentrification. Fox only reserved three of the apartments as subsidized units.

Another reason the development has been controversial is that it replaced a building that housed the beloved Mexican bakery Pierre’s Bakery for 25 years. The bakery closed several years before Fox’s company redeveloped the site.

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