Boxcar Donuts shop closing near Rochester Public Market

Covered Wagon Donuts is closing its store at 127 Railroad St., near the Rochester Public Market. His last day of duty on Railroad Street will be Sunday.

John Ebel, owner of the store with Mark LeBeau and Michael Beinetti, said the lease is up on Railroad Street and the partners are set to announce a new location. The store has been very busy on Saturdays and Thursdays when the market is open, he said. They plan to reopen in a place with steady morning traffic every day.

Boxcar serves a dozen varieties of donuts every day. The menu changes daily but includes classic dishes like iced, powdered sugar and vanilla frosted as well as creations like maple bacon, white chocolate fig roll and vanilla lavender. It is also known for its holiday specialties.

Covered wagon donuts are separated into first class, executive and coach queues.

The shop opened in 2017 in a former sterile and empty warehouse that has been transformed into a welcoming and airy restaurant. The same building houses the Mexican restaurant Bitter Honey.

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Ebel and LeBeau also own Glen Edith Roasters at 23 Somerton St. in the Park Avenue area. A second cafe location on Elton Street in the Arts District closed last year and now houses Petit Poutinery.

Tracy Schuhmacher is a food, drink and culture reporter for the D&C. Email her at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter Where instagramor sign up for it weekly newsletter.

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