Iconic bakery announces closure after 49 years of business
Effective January 14th, 2024, Swedish Hill Bakery, a cherished Clarksville establishment, will temporarily close its doors at 1120 West Sixth Street in anticipation of a large-scale development project. This closure marks a necessary stage in the bakery’s ongoing evolution, and we are pleased to announce the establishment of a transitional outpost to maintain uninterrupted service to our valued patrons.
The Little Swedish Hill, situated at 1128 West Sixth Street, will begin operations later this month. This interim location will cater to takeout and pickup needs, offering the full breadth of Swedish Hill’s beloved menu: baked goods, savory sandwiches, coffees, fresh salads, hearty soups, an assortment of breads, and much more. While focused on convenient accessibility, the Little Swedish Hill boasts a delightful outdoor dining area for those seeking a more leisurely experience. Additionally, our renowned catering branch will remain fully operational, providing custom cakes and other delights for both pickup and delivery.
Upon completion of the West Sixth development project, Swedish Hill will proudly return to its original locale within the newly established Sixth & Blanco mixed-use complex. This exciting venture, co-developed by McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality (MML) and masterfully designed by Herzog & de Meuron, promises a vibrant space encompassing a hotel and a captivating collection of soon-to-be-announced restaurants. The grand reopening of Swedish Hill within Sixth & Blanco is slated for late 2026.
Swedish Hill’s legacy stretches back to 1975, when it first graced Austin’s culinary scene as Sweetish Hill Bakery under the stewardship of Patricia Bauer-Slate and Tom Neuhaus. In 1990, it relocated to its iconic West Sixth Street address under the guidance of Jim Murphy. McGuire Moorman Lambert Hospitality assumed ownership in September 2018, subsequently rebranding and reopening the bakery in August 2019.
We remain deeply embedded within the Clarksville community, a neighborhood enriched by the presence of other MML establishments such as Pecan Square Cafe, Clark’s Oyster Bar, Rosie’s Wine Bar, and Howards Bar. During the Little Swedish Hill’s operation, the opening hours will be 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily.