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Francisco Aparicio’s family started the original Gigi’s Bakery and Café back in Cuba, eventually moving the business to Los Angeles. The 1992 Los Angeles Riots had a devastating effect on the bakery, leading to the temporary loss of the business. The Aparicio family worked hard to build the business back up to the success it has become today.
The family recently acquired La Mascota Bakery and Café, a neighborhood bakery in Boyle Heights with a rich history going back to 1952. They have converted the struggling restaurant into a thriving business. The newly refurbished bakery and café
The family values their relationship with their Banc of California Relationship Manager, Carlos Payan. When asked if they plan to continue working with Banc of California on future expansions, Patricia made it clear, “Banc of California has been an amazing partner with us throughout the whole process. We want to continue working with them.”
“It’s not about offering off-the-shelf products. Great service means being able to find the right solutions - really getting in and understanding the business to provide what is needed for their growth and for achieving their goals,” said Carlos Payan.
“Banc of California has been an amazing partner with us throughout the whole process. We want to continue working with them.”- Patricia Aparicio
About Gigi's Bakery and Café and La Mascota Bakery and Café
Gigi’s Bakery and Café, in Echo Park, is known for their large array of Cuban, Mexican, Salvadorian and traditional pastries. The café serves authentic Cuban fare as well as Mexican,
La Mascota Bakery and Café is located in Boyle Heights and serves authentic Mexican
The relationship they have developed with their Banc of California team allows them to develop greater opportunities for their business, as well as the communities they serve.