William Baillie, Baker and Confectioner, 111 and 118, Nelson Street.—
This is one of the most popular establishments of this kind in Glasgow, and it is only fair to remark that its popularity is in every respect well-merited and deserved. It was originally founded by the present proprietor in King Street, South Side, about 1876, and removed a few years later to the present address in Nelson Street. The premises are of considerable extent, and are admirably fitted up. Mr. Baillie has gained a great reputation for the first-class quality of the goods with which he supplies the public.
He superintends the baking and other operations himself, and is therefore enabled to guarantee that everything he supplies is of the very best quality. He is specially noted for his superior bread, which has gained a reputation that is certainly unsurpassed by any house in the neighbourhood. A large trade is done in this direction among the leading families throughout the Glasgow district generally. The proprietor also does a large trade in various branches of confectionery and in making pastry. Marriage and other cakes are supplied, and pies of all descriptions are made to order, The firm are noted for their breakfast rolls, scones, pancakes, tarts, biscuits, and various kinds of small cakes, and commands a very large trade in this direction.
The business has so rapidly developed that the proprietor has now four branches, one at 4, Eglinton Street, another at 467 in the same thoroughfare, at 266, Buchanan Street, and 211, St. George’s Road. A very extensive trade is done in every branch, and the connection extends to all parts of Glasgow, This business is widely renowned and is one of the foremost in the trade.
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