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Real Foods Cafe closing on Thursday

Real Foods is closing its cafe on Thursday. Its adjacent specialty grocery store will shut down early next year.

The closures will add another empty store front to the Harbor Square development on Winslow Way. The Harbor Square space formerly occupied by Cafe Trios, which shut down during the summer of 2009, remains empty.

Real Foods’ owners are planning to open a new restaurant and retail business in the Island Gateway development taking shape a block to the west, at the Winslow Way-Highway 305 intersection.

New bakery/coffee shop headed to Winslow

Bainbridge-based My Kids’ Cookies plans to open a coffee shop at a prominent Winslow location in late August.

Planned for a small storefront in near the Winslow Way-Ericksen Avenue intersection, the downtown location will feature the company’s signature chocolate chip cookies, other baked goods and a full coffee bar.

“We chose the location because it’s the first off the ferry for people who want a coffee or a sweet treat,” said owner Barbara Reininger.

The three-year-old company currently operates out of a Sportsman Club Road business park. It does much of its business through the Internet and as a supplier for local eateries.

A recently-opened retail area at the Sportsman Club facility has been popular enough to convince Reininger that a better location could draw even more customers.

“The retail actually took off even though it has a bizarre location,” she said. “So, we’re going where the people are.”

The 800-square-foot shop, which most recently served as a real estate office, won’t have a lot of seating, but Reininger plans to have a few tables and chairs outside during the warmer-weather months.