A Rainier Valley cultural and culinary landmark that celebrated weddings and birthdays for nearly 100 years in Seattle was leveled by a demolition crew on Wednesday.
Chopper 7 flew over the remnants of Remo Borracchini’s bakery building as a demolition crew worked to scrape the ruins down to bare earth.
Borracchini’s Bakery was run by the same family since it opened in the 1920s.
The building, located at 2307 Rainier Avenue South, had been closed since 2021 when wedding gatherings were banned during the pandemic and the wedding and party cake business stopped cold.
Then last May, a huge fire gutted the interior of the building, and the roof collapsed. Investigators still don’t know the cause of the fire.
At one point, the business employed 70 cake bakers and 20 decorators, and they made 125 wedding cakes in a single day.
Remo Borracchini, the patriarch of the family who was raised on that property, said on Facebook that their customers showed so much support over the years it touched their hearts in ways they could never repay.