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Rising rents end legacy of fresh loaves in North End

Bakery will be firing up its brick oven for the last time on Saturday as locals lament the demise of a neighborhood fixture

For more than a century, Boschetto’s Bakery, a tiny shop tucked away on Salem Street in Boston’s North End, has entranced passersby with the aroma of freshly baked bread late into the night.

The bakery, founded by Italian immigrant Andrew Boschetto, will bake its last loaves — as well as cookies and pizzas — on July 6 and close because of unmanageably high rent, as a notice reads on the red- and green-lettered storefront at 158 Salem St.

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