By the Dozen Bakery’s Harvard location holds grand opening

By the Dozen Bakery opened at former Swiss Maid Bakery building Dec. 1

By the Dozen Bakery held an official grand opening last week in Harvard in the old Swiss Maid Bakery building, which it moved into late last year.

For 26 years, By the Dozen Bakery had only one location, in Machesney Park outside Rockford.

But after the closure of Swiss Maid in Harvard, By the Dozen Bakery decided to take over the location, where it now offers Swiss Maid classics such as the Swedish flop, as well as By the Dozen staples such as maple bacon doughnuts.

The location, at 104 E. Brainard St., held its grand opening event April 30 and May 1, which included a ribbon-cutting and giveaways of doughnuts and other prizes.