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Oakmont Bakery officials break ground at new location along Hulton Road

Michael DiVittorio
| Friday, April 13, 2018, 6:21 p.m.
The Serrao family, owners of Oakmont Bakery, broke ground at the business's new location on Hulton Road across from the Riverview High School. Marc Serrao and his wife, Susan, are surrounded by their son, daughters and grandchldren during a groundbreaking ceremony, April 13, 2018.
Lillian DeDomenic | For The Tribune-Review
The Serrao family, owners of Oakmont Bakery, broke ground at the business's new location on Hulton Road across from the Riverview High School. Marc Serrao and his wife, Susan, are surrounded by their son, daughters and grandchldren during a groundbreaking ceremony, April 13, 2018.
An architectural drawing of the new Oakmont Bakery.
Desmone Architects
An architectural drawing of the new Oakmont Bakery.
Construction has begun at the new Oakmont Bakery site at Third Street and Hulton Road.
Lillian DeDomenic | For The Tribune-Review
Construction has begun at the new Oakmont Bakery site at Third Street and Hulton Road.
Oakmont Bakery  at 531 Allegheny Ave.
Lillian DeDomenic | For The Tribune-Review
Oakmont Bakery at 531 Allegheny Ave.

Construction has started on Oakmont Bakery's larger new digs near Hulton Road and Third Street.

Owner Marc Serrao and his family marked the groundbreaking recently by shoveling ceremonial sand at the site across from Riverview High School.

The family opened the bakery in 1988. Its current location at 531 Allegheny Ave. features a store and building next door where products are made.

The new development will have operations all under one roof, with more parking and seating for customers.

"Thirty years later, with my children and their spouses leading production and the business side of the bakery, I feel confident that we have created a family business that will provide hundreds of jobs and draw business to our town for generations," Serrao said.

The groundbreaking ceremony April 13 was filled with quick speeches from people involved in the project.

"We look forward to seeing it come together this year," project designer Mark Tennant said.

Oakmont councilman Tim Favo lauded the family's work to expand the business.

"It's a vast improvement already and we're looking forward to the end result," Favo said. Several buildings were torn down to make way for the new bakery. With demolition complete, the Serrao family is hoping to have construction complete before Christmas — a little behind earlier scheduling projections because of minor problems getting the needed permits.

"It's been a long haul, but we're finally here," Serrao said. "We're grateful to be a part of this amazing town. We are committed to build a bakery in the Oakmont corridor that will welcome visitors and inspire small business, provide our staff an amazing facility to work in and serve our customers well."

Michael DiVittorio is a Tribune-Review staff writer. Reach him at 412-871-2367, mdivittorio@tribweb.com or via Twitter @MikeJdiVittorio.

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