Madonia Celebrates 100 Years

Jun 01, 2018 383

Arthur Avenue’s iconic Madonia Bakery is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year and with National Olive Day on Friday, June 1, the historic bakery is offering up their famous Olive Bread’s sought-after recipe. Third generation owner Peter Madonia and his partner and head baker, Charles Lalima currently run the bakery.  With family traditions passed on from one generation to the next, Peter’s father and the bakery’s bread have one key thing in common: both were literally born inside the bakery.

Besides having the bakery in his family for a century, he has a legacy of public service to the city.  Peter is the Former COO of the Rockefeller Foundation and Former Chief of Staff of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. He recently left the Rockefeller Foundation to go back to the bread, but Peter continues to serve his community as the Chairman of the Bronx Little Italy BID.  

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